Group campaigning for Junior C hockey team in Chester
February 19, 2008
By Stacey Colwell of The Progress Enterprise
A handful of hockey enthusiasts have launched a campaign to bring a Junior C team to Chester. "There are a lot of people in our community who really want to see this happen," said Jehad Assaff, president of business operations for the proposed Chester Clippers hockey club and member of the five-person board of directors.
"A lot of kids … have nowhere to play because they're too old to play the Midget level. This is a chance for them to stay in competitive sports rather than stopping altogether. This will keep them active. That's really our main goal. Our other goal is to increase minor hockey participation, which is really at an all-time low in this area."
A similar initiative fell short last year.
"It may have been better that we didn't get in, because this year we'll have had about a year and a half to prepare, hopefully raise more sponsor money."
Although Mr. Assaff said he's 80 to 90 per cent certain the bid will work this time, finances are still a potential roadblock, but they have appealed to many potential sponsors, as far away as Tantallon, Bridgewater and the Valley.
"We hope to have 80 per cent of our sponsors signed by the end of March, because the league really wants to know where we're at by the first weekend of April, and we really want to know if the business support is there to make it worth it and go forward."
Another key date in the bid is expected to be the Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League's annual general meeting sometime in June.
Meanwhile, Mr. Assaff is appealing to any potential sponsors to contact him by phone at 279-1055 or e-mail at email@example.com.
"We're not asking our sponsors to give us any money upfront. We're asking for them to sign an agreement with us saying that if we are successfully inducted into the league, that the contract will then kick in. If we're not, the contract would be void. That way, we feel safe we're going to be in the league and we have money to back us, but at the same time, the sponsor can feel safe their money won't go to waste."
The group also has an on-line petition residents may sign to support the plan at www.PetitionOnline.com/chester8/.
Clippers and Chester Basin Seafoods Inc. agree to multi-year sponsorship deal.
May 21, 2008
The Chester Clippers Jr. C Hockey Club and Chester Basin Seafoods Inc. have agreed to a multi-year sponsorship deal which will make Chester Basin Seafoods the Main Sponsor of the Clippers. The deal will take place pending league approval of Chester's expansion bid on June 1st, 2008.
'This agreement is great news for the Clippers hockey club and for the Village of Chester...' said Jehad Assaff, President of the Clippers, '...this multi-year deal will ensure that the team will be safe financially for the future seasons which will keep us stable for the years to come.'
The details of the deal were not release due to club policy and Team President Jehad Assaff said that even with a major sponsor, the team is still in need of more minor sponsors for the upcoming season.
Businesses interested in minor sponsorship deals can contact Mr. Assaff at 275-5755, 279-1055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNIOR HOCKEY BACK IN CHESTER
June 1, 2008
The Nova Scotia Jr. C Hockey League has accepted our expansion bid for the 2008/09 season. The Chester Clippers are now officially members of the NSJCHL. "Our board of directors are extremely pleased by today's decision and are very excited to begin our inaugural season in the Fall of 2008" said Jehad Assaff, President and Governor.
The Clippers will play out of the Eleanor Pew-Morris Memorial Arena in Chester, NS and the team colours will consist of navy, powder blue, and white. "Many people in our community really wanted to see junior hockey return to Chester and I'm very glad to say that junior hockey is coming back to Chester" said Mr. Assaff. The Clippers will play in the Central Division of the NSJCHL which includes the Halifax Thunder, Avon River Rats, Harbour Crunch, Fundy Phantoms and New Waterford Jets. The West Division teams include the South Shore Wild, Barrington Ice Dogs, Yarmouth Admirals, Claire Lions and Valley Keiths.
For interested players, training camp dates should be announced within the next few weeks. Also, businesses interested in sponsoring the Chester Clippers for the inaugural season can contact team president Jehad Assaff at 902-279-1055 for more info.
Check out www.chesterclippers.ca for more updates this summer.
CHESTER CLIPPERS ANNOUNCE COACHING STAFF
July 27, 2008
Chester, NS – Chester Clippers President Jehad Assaff is pleased to announce the first ever coaching staff of the Chester Clippers Jr. "C" Hockey Club. Co-Head Coaches Tom Saunders and Kerry Haley will lead the inaugural Chester squad. Blair Kaizer and Miles Page will also join the coaching staff as assistant coaches. Co-Head Coach Tom Saunders will also serve as the team’s Vice President of Operations.
“This coaching staff has many years of combined experience including Major Junior, Junior B, Junior C and Minor Hockey. I deeply believe that this combined knowledge and experience will be of great benefit to the expansion Clippers” said Chester President Jehad Assaff.
The team’s first ever training camp will run from September 7-14, 2008 in Tantallon, NS. The regular season begins Friday, October 3rd. Any interested players are asked to contact Tom Saunders at 902-471-8535 or Kerry Haley at 902-277-0672.
CHESTER JR. C RECEIVES GOVERNMENT GRANT
July 30, 2008
Chester, NS – The Chester Clippers Jr. C Hockey Club is pleased to announce that they will receive a $7,565 grant from the Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection. The grant is part of the province’s Regional Development Program.
The purpose of this grant is to provide assistance with the costs incurred to support the 2008-09 inaugural season for the Chester Clippers. The club shall receive 80% of the grant in September 2008 and the remaining 20% in March 2009.
“The Clippers greatly appreciate the support from the Department of Health Promotion and Protection. This funding will be very important in order to get the team up and running. The team will help bring visitors into our region during the winter months…” said Clippers’ President and Chairman Jehad Assaff, “…the Chester Clippers will also give young hockey players in the area something to strive for, when they reach junior-eligibility.”
The Chester Clippers will run their training camp September 7-14, 2008 in Tantallon, NS. For more information contact Mr. Assaff at 279-1055.
LOOKING FOR HOME GAME ANNOUNCER
August 11, 2008
The Chester Clippers are looking for a home game announcer. Someone with some hockey announcing experience who can give 100% commitment to all home games in Chester.
Season tickets are now on sale at the Chester Pharmasave located at 3785 Highway #3. ADULT PASSES ARE $60.00 STUDENT/SENIOR PASSES ARE $35.00
These passes give you admission to all home games (15 total) at a 20 (adult) or 22% (student/senior) discount from the gate prices.
Buy your season passes now!!!!
Clippers edge South Shore 4-3
September 13, 2008
The Chester Clippers won their first ever exhibition game by a score of 4-3 against the Liverpool-based, South Shore Wild, on Saturday, September 13th in Bridgewater.
Tyler Arsenault opened the scoring for Chester at 4:54 in the 1st period, Kyle Young and Chad Jollimore scored the second and third goal respectively. Bryce Andersen netted the game-winner at 16:28 of the 3rd period. Spencer Page, Chad Jollimore, and Matt Pelrine each picked up an assist.
Goaltenders Anthony Skerry and Caleb Eisnor played one half of the game each. South Shore outshot Chester 52-23.
Avon River doubles Clippers 10-5
September 21, 2008
The Chester Clippers lost their second exhibition game on Saturday, September 20th, to the Avon River Rats, by a score of 10-5. The Clippers pre-season record now goes to 1-1. Scoring for Chester was Auden Andersen, Jon Richardson, Chad Jollimore, Allan Reid and Bryce Andersen.
Anthony Skerry and Patrick Langille split the game in nets. The shots on goal were not kept.
PRE-SEASON ROSTER ANNOUNCED
September 24, 2008
The Chester Clippers have announced their their Pre-season roster:
The players are listed alphabetically, by position.
GOAL Caleb Eisnor
GOAL Patrick Langille
GOAL Anthony Skerry
FORWARD/DEFENCE Tyler Arsenault
DEFENCE Shawn Demont
FORWARD/DEFENCE Brad Dicks
DEFENCE Brendon Leclerc
DEFENCE Matt Pelrine
FORWARD/DEFENCE Alex Zervobeakos
FORWARD Auden Andersen
FORWARD Bryce Andersen
FORWARD Chad Jollimore
FORWARD Spencer Page
FORWARD Allan Reid
FORWARD Jon Richardson
FORWARD Nik Richardson
FORWARD Thomas Saunders
FORWARD Jared Swinamer
FORWARD Kyle Young
Thank you to everyone who attended our tryouts, we wish every player the best of luck in their future endeavors.
Junior hockey has returned to Chester for the first time in nearly 10 years.
The team has accomplished a lot in a short period however, in order to continue with our growth plans the team is actively searching for investors who would like to be a part of this revival of junior hockey.
If you are interested in becoming involved as an investor of this team please contact
Jehad Assaff @ 902-279-1055 or 902-275-5755
South Shore downs Clippers 6-2
October 5, 2008
The Chester Clippers began their first ever season on Saturday, October 4th with a 6-2 loss to the South Shore Wild. Thomas Saunders scored the Clippers first ever regular season goal at 11:48 of the 1st period. Chad Jollimore scored the second Chester goal at 3:24 of the 1st period.
Scorers for South Shore were: Brett Bolivar, Justin Hanley, Aaron Sawyer, and Justin MacDonnell with a hat-trick.
Caleb Eisnor played in nets for Chester facing 30 shots, while Murray Daye faced 28 shots in nets for the Wild.
The Clippers will now head down to Liverpool, looking for some revenge against the Wild on Tuesday, October 7th at 8:45pm.
Chester Gets First Win
October 7, 2008
From the league website - The South Shore Wild spoiled the Chester Clippers home opener, and now the Clippers have returned the favour. Led by hat tricks from Brad Dicks and former Wild player Allan Reid, the Clippers outscored South Shore 10-7 in Liverpool. Chad Jollimore added a pair of goals for Chester who also got goals from Alex Zervobeakos and Kyle Young. Justin Hanley and Nick Handspiker each fired a pair for the Wild, and Ryan Ewing, Aaron Sawyer, and Stefan Brewer notched singles. Anthony Skerry got the win in goal, Frank Krafve took the loss. Shots on goal were 37-32 for the Clippers.
The Clippers will now face the Valley Keith's at the Chester rink on Saturday, October 11th at 8:30pm.
Clippers beat Valley 8-5
October 12, 2008
The Clippers scored three goals in the third period to take an 8-5 win over the Valley Keith's and got their first home win in franchise history. Tyler Arsenault, Chad Jollimore, Auden Anderson and Nathan Armstrong each scored a pair for the Clippers. Tyler Robertson had a pair for the Keiths, who also got goals from Mike Peters, Eric Cook, and Caleb d'Entremont. Caleb Eisnor got the win in goal, Chris Hersey took the loss. shots on goal were 46-27 for the Clippers.
Be sure to head down to the Chester rink for more junior hockey excitment as the Clippers host the defending champions, Harbour Crunch, on Saturday, October 18th at 8:30pm.
Harbour defeats Chester 11-4
October 18, 2008
The defending champions, Harbour Crunch skated to an 11-4 victory over the Chester Clippers. The scorers for the Clippers were Chad Jollimore, Brendon Leclerc, Thomas Saunders, and Kyle Young. Anthony Skerry started the game in nets for the Clippers, facing 29 shots, and Caleb Eisnor came into the game at 16:00 of the third period to relief Skerry. The total shots on net were 43-22 for the Crunch.
The total paid attendance was 130.
The Clippers will now travel to Musquodobit Harbour on Sunday, the 19th to face the Harbour Crunch at their home arena. Game time is 1pm.
Harbour sweeps weekend Home & Home Series
October 19, 2008
The Harbour Crunch swept the Clippers in their weekend home & home series by winning at home by a score of 18-1.
Chester's lone goal was scored at 0:58 seconds of the 1st period by Alex Zervobeakos. Caleb Eisnor started the game and faced 18 shots. Anthony Skerry relieved Eisnor at the start of the second period. The total shots on net were 66-19 for the Harbour Crunch.
The Clippers will now face the Halifax Thunder on Saturday, Oct. 25th at the Centennial Arena in Halifax. Game time is 8:00pm.
Clippers downed 8-0
October 25, 2008
The Chester Clippers dropped their third game in a row on Saturday, October 25th with an 8-0 loss to the Halifax Thunder at Centennial Arena in Halifax. Anthony Skerry took the loss and was relieved by Caleb Eisnor at 17:11 of the third period. Shots on net were 50-22 for Halifax.
The Chester Clippers continue on the road as they visit the Valley Keith's in Digby tomorrow, Sunday the 26th at 2pm.
Clippers beat Valley 4-2
October 26, 2008
The Chester Clippers snapped their 3-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Valley Keith's in Digby on Sunday afternoon.
Scoring for Chester was Brendon Leclerc, Chad Jollimore, Brad Dicks and Jon Richardson. Caleb Eisnor played a solid game in nets for Chester as he turned away 28 shots. The Keith's outshot Chester 30-24.
The Clippers will finish their 4-game road trip on Saturday, November 1st as they face the Harbour Crunch in Musquodobit Harbour at 7:00pm.
Clippers in the Community - October 24, 2008
October 28, 2008
On Friday, October 24th, the Chester Clippers assisted the Chester Municipal Recreation Department with their Sledge Hockey event. Over 20 kids and adults participated in the event which was held at the Chester Rink.
The event was hosted by the Municipality of Chester and the IWK Children's Hospital.
Harbour beats Chester
November 1, 2008
The Clippers faced the defending champions, Harbour Crunch, on Saturday, November 1st in Musquodobit Harbour. The Clippers started out well, with the score 3-2 for Harbour after 1 period, however the Clippers couldn't hold on and the Crunch defeated the Chester Clippers by the final score of 12-2.
Chad Jollimore scored both of Chester's goals. Anthony Skerry started in nets for Chester and was relieved by Caleb Eisnor at 6:45 of the 2nd period. The total shots on net were 51-14 for the Crunch.
The Chester Clippers will now return home for a game against the Halifax Thunder on Thursday, November 6th at 9:00pm at the Chester Rink.
Clippers lose to Halifax
November 7, 2008
The Clippers faced the Halifax Thunder at Chester rink on Thursday, November 6th and played a very good 1st and 2nd period, and lead the game 3-2 going into the third period, however the Clippers got into penalty trouble and the Thunder punished Chester by scoring 5 powerplay goals in the third period to steal the game by a final score of 7-4.
Scorers for Chester were Alex Zervobeakos, Chad Jollimore, Kyle Young, and Tyler Arsenault. Caleb Eisnor played extremely well in nets for Chester stopping 47 shots. The total shots on net was 54-18 for Halifax.
The Clippers will now take break before travelling to Windsor for their next game against the Avon River Rats on Thursday, November 27th at 7pm.
Clippers lose to River Rats
November 28, 2008
After a 20-day layoff, the Chester Clippers returned back to action in Brooklyn against the Windsor-based, Avon River Rats and were handed a crushing defeat by a 9-2 score.
Scoring for Chester was Kyle Young and Kenny Stevens. Caleb Eisnor played in nets for Chester. The shots on goal were 50-35 for the Rats.
Chester will now head home for a double-header weekend in Chester. The Harbour Crunch visit Chester Saturday night at 8:30pm, and the New Waterford Jets come to Chester for the first time on Sunday afternoon at 3:15pm.
Crunch double Clippers
November 29, 2008
The Harbour Crunch doubled the Chester Clippers by a score of 6-3 at the Chester rink on Saturday, Nov 29th. The Clippers played a very strong game however, they had a few unluckly breaks and couldn't capitalize on their some of their scoring chances.
Scoring for Chester was Chad Jollimore, Allan Reid and Kyle Young. Anthony Skerry played very solid in nets for Chester stopping 41 shots. The total shots on net were 47-28 for Harbour.
The Chester Clippers will now face the New Waterford Jets at the Chester rink on Sunday, November 30th at 3:15pm.
New Waterford beats Chester
November 30, 2008
The New Waterford Jets visited Chester for the first time on Sunday, November 30th and skated back home with a 6-4 victory over the Chester Clippers. Scoring for Chester was Dan Chaisson (2), Chad Jollimore, and Alex Zervobeakos.
Caleb Eisnor took the loss in nets for Chester. The total shots on net were 38-28 for New Waterford.
The Clippers will face the Fundy Phantoms on Saturday, December 6th at home in Chester. Gametime is 8:30pm.
Clippers rally for win against Phantoms
December 6, 2008
The Chester Clippers rallied back from a 4 goal deficit to beat the Fundy Phantoms by a score of 5-4. Scoring for the Clippers was Kyle Young, Brad Dicks, Chad Jollimore, Brendon Leclerc, and Allan Reid with the game winner at 3:34 of the 3rd period.
Anthony Skerry stopped 34 shots to get the win for Chester. The total shots on net were 37-34 for Fundy.
The Clippers will now head to Parrsboro tomorrow, Dec. 7th, for a game against the Fundy Phantoms at 3pm.
The Clippers play at home again on Saturday December 20th at 8:30pm against Fundy. It is Chester Minor Hockey Night on the 20th...the Timbits will play a 5 minute game in the 2nd Intermission and all CMHA players wearing their jerseys will get in for only $1.00!!!
Fundy beats Chester
December 7, 2008
The Clippers travelled to Parrsboro this afternoon to face the Fundy Phantoms and sailed back home with 5-1 loss which gave the Phantoms their first win of the season. Scoring the lone goal for Chester was Richard Gaetan. Caleb Eisnor took the loss in nets for Chester. The total shots on net were 30-27 for Fundy.
The Clippers will now head to Halifax on Saturday the 13th to face the Thunder and then to Yarmouth on Sunday the 14th to face the Mariners.
Thunder sinks Clippers
December 13, 2008
The Chester Clippers visited the Halifax Thunder on Saturday night for their third match of the year against the Thunder. The Thunder sank the Clippers by a score of 11-1. The Clippers lone goal was scored by the newest addition to the Clippers roster, #7 - Corey Young.
Anthony Skerry took the loss in nets for Chester. The total shots on net were 59-15.
The Clippers will now head to Yarmouth tomorrow; Sunday, December 14th for a game against the Yarmouth Mariners. Game time is 3pm at the Mariners Centre.
Chester beats Yarmouth
December 14, 2008
The Chester Clippers visited the Yarmouth Mariners for the first time in franchise history today and sailed back home with a 5-3 win over the Mariners. Scoring for Chester was Chad Jollimore, Kenny Stevens, Thomas Saunders with 2, and Tyler Arsenault.
Caleb Eisnor took the win in nets for Chester. The total shots on net were 34-23 for the Yarmouth Mariners.
The Clippers will travel next to Windsor for a game against the Avon River Rats on Thursday, December 18th. Game-time is 7:00pm.
River Rats sink Clippers
December 18, 2008
The Chester Clippers visited the Windsor-based, Avon River Rats on Thursday night and returned back home with an 11-4 loss.
The Clippers will face the Fundy Phantoms next, in Chester on Saturday, December 20th. The game will feature the Chester IP-1 Timbits in the 1st intermission. Game-time is 8:30pm.
Clippers win 2-1
December 20, 2008
The Chester Clippers got a goal from Brad Dicks with 7 minutes to go in the third to eke out a 2-1 win over the Fundy Phantoms. Corey Young scored the other goal for Chester. Anthony Skerry got the win in goal for the Clippers. Chester outshot Fundy 40-27.
The Clippers take a Holiday break, Dec 21-26; and then travel to New Waterford for 2 games on December 27th and 28th.
Clippers lose 9-6
December 27, 2008
The Clippers traveled to New Waterford Saturday night to face the Jets and were handed a heartbreaking 9-6 loss after giving a very good effort on the ice. Corey Young scored three times for Chester, also scoring was Brad Dicks, Allan Reid, and Richard Gataen. Anthony Skerry took the loss as New Waterford outshot Chester 51-32.
New Waterford takes weekend series
December 28, 2008
The New Waterford Jets scored four times in the third period to skate to a 5-2 win over the Chester Clippers in New Waterford this afternoon. Corey Young had both goals for the Clippers. Keith Corbett got the win in goal and Caleb Eisnor took the loss as the Jets outshot Chester 38-30.
The Clippers now head to Barrington on Friday, January 2nd to face the Ice Dogs. Game time is 8:00pm.
Barrington edges Clippers in OT
January 2, 2009
Josh Aylward scored with 2:07 left in overtime to lift the Barrington Ice Dogs to a 9-8 decision in a wild affair in Barrington Friday night. Dustin Goreham had a hat trick and and Shannon Smith scored twice, while Jeff Goulden, Jesse Hopkins, and Dwight Crowell fired singles.
Chad Jollimore with a pair, and Kyle Young, Brendon Leclerc, Kenneth Stevens, Jacob Haley, Allan Reid, and Jayme Niford with singles replied for Chester. Anthony Skerry was strong in a losing effort as Barrington outshot Chester 62-27.
The Clippers now face the Clare Lions at home on Saturday, January 3rd. Game time is 8:30pm.
Lions pounce on Clippers
January 3, 2009
Seven different players scored for the Clare Lions on Saturday night as they beat the Chester Clippers by a score of 8-1. Jacob Haley had the lone goal for the Clippers, which was assisted by Allan Reid.
Caleb Eisnor started the game and faced 37 shots before being relieved by Anthony Skerry at 13:00 of the 3rd period. Final shots on net were 45-17 for the Clare Lions.
The Clippers will now play a Charity game on Saturday, January 10th against the Jr. B Alumni team in Chester. The game starts at 8:30pm. All the profits will be donated to Church Memorial Park's "Save the Complex" fundraiser.
Chester All-Star Selections
January 4, 2009
Three players will represent the Chester Clippers at this year's N.S. Junior C All-Star Game in Digby on Sunday, January 11th.
Chad Jollimore, Tyler Arsenault and Kenny Stevens were selected to represent the Clippers at the All-Star game in Digby.
Chad Jollimore leads the Clippers in points with 18 goals and 16 assists for 34 points in 22 games. Tyler Arsenault has 5 goals and 11 assists for 16 points in 19 games played. Defenseman Kenny Stevens has 8 points in 17 games played.
The 2008-09 N.S. Junior C All-Star Game and Skills Competition will take place at the Digby Arena on Sunday, January 11th. The Skills Competition will begin at 12:45 pm and will feature a Relay Race, Penalty Shots, Shooter Accuracy, Speed Shooters and the Hardest Shot competition.
The All-Star Game, featuring the West Division versus the Central Division will begin at 3:00pm.
Chester Clippers' 1st Annual Charity Game
January 4, 2009
The Clippers will host their 1st Annual Charity game on Saturday, January 10th. The Clippers will play against the Chester Ravens Jr. B Alumni team in Chester. The game starts at 8:30pm. All the profits will be donated to Church Memorial Park's "Save the Complex" fundraiser.
Admission is $5 per adult, $3 per student/senior, and kids under 4 are free.
All-star skills competition results
January 11, 2009
From the Digby County Courier...
Top players from the Junior C league’s Central and West divisions got a chance to show their stuff Sunday in competition prior to the All-Star game in Digby Area Arena.
Relay race - West won in a time of 1:32
West: Tyler Robertson, Devon Bezanson, Andrew Verran, Valley; Ryan Gallant, Clare; Jeff Goulden, Barrington; Andrew MacKenzie, Yarmouth
Penalty shots - Central won 3-2
Central: Chad Jollimore, Chester; Neil Marcocchio, New Waterford
Shooter accuracy - West won 15-14
West: Andy Swim, Barrington (1); Dustin Goreham, Barrington, (4); Tyson Townsend, Barrington, (1); Eric Cook, Valley (3); Stephane LeBlanc, Clare (2); Devon Bezanson, Valley (4)
Speed shooters - West won 8-7
Hardest shot - West won with a best speed of 81 kmh
West: Eric Cook, Valley 81 kmh; Stephane LeBlanc, Clare 79 kmh
Central: Nick Turner, Harbour 77 kmh
Goaltender relay - Central won
Central: Chris Banfield, Harbour; Chris Hersey, Valley
West: Colin LeBlanc, Nick Comeau, Clare
Central division shines
January 11, 2009
From the Digby County Courier...
After a first period that saw them outskated and outshot, the Central division showed they came to play Sunday, winning the Junior C all-star hockey game 6-3 in Digby Area Arena.
Players from Halifax Thunder and South Shore Wild were no-shows, perhaps dissuaded by the weather and a forecast of as much as 20 centimetres of snow, but the three all-stars from Cape Breton make the trip and Donald MacSween of the New Waterford Jets was named game MVP.
There must be something in the number seven. MacSween and Nick Turner, both wearing the number on their jerseys, accounted for four of the Central team’s six goals, and both got an assist on a goal by Kenny Stevens of Chester.
The West division had dominated the pre-game skills competition and carried that edge into the first period when it seemed all the action was around their opponents’ net. Some remarkable goaltending by Chris Banfield of Harbour Crunch kept Central division in the match.
When the first period ended 1-1, Central must have found inspiration in the dressing room because they scored three goals in the second period to take a 4-2 lead, and added two more in the final frame, to the West’s single.
The weather made some changes in the rosters of both teams. With just Banfield showing up as netminder for Central, he was joined by Chris Hersey of the Valley Keith’s, who had been nominated for the West all-star squad.
And with West a little short-handed, Keith’s captain Eric Cook dressed for West and showed all-star form. He was a physical presence in the game and his 81 kph slapshot won the ‘hardest shot’ skills competition.
Cook’s performance earned some of the loudest fan noise, and from a crowd that was the largest of the season despite the weather.
Keith’s official Daniel Harvieux said he was pleased by the number of fans who showed and the team will cover its costs of hosting the annual all-star game.
Jesse Hopkins of the Barrington Ice Dogs opened scoring for the West at 7:46 of the first period, but the team then watched as Central put in four in a row, the last with 18 seconds left in the second period.
It looked like West was going to be shut out in the middle frame, but as the buzzer sounded the puck was already in the air on a shot by Marc Macintosh of the Clare Lions, and it slipped over the pads of goalie Chris Hersey.
There were few penalties assessed in the match, three to Central and two to West.
Central division teams with players Sunday were Avon River Rats, Chester Clippers, New Waterford Jets, Fundy Phantoms and Harbour Crunch.
West teams were Valley Keith’s, Clare Lions, Barrington Ice Dogs and Yarmouth Mariners.
DOUBLE-HEADER HOCKEY THIS WEEK!!!
January 12, 2009
The Chester Clippers will play two home games this week at the Chester rink. On Thursday, January 15th, the Clippers play host to the Avon River Rats. Game starts at 9:15pm.
On Saturday, January 17th, the Clippers will play at home against the Barrington Ice Dogs. This game starts at 8:30pm.
Come out and cheer on your Clippers!
Chester upsets Avon River Rats
January 15, 2009
The Chester Clippers played a rough game against the Avon River Rats tonight in Chester and beat the Rats by a score of 3-2. Scoring for the Clippers was Chad Jollimore, Tom Cuming and Keegan Healy.
Anthony Skerry played a very solid game in nets for Chester stopping 42 out of 44 shots. The total shots on net were 44-17 for Avon.
The Clippers will host the Barrington Ice Dogs at the Chester rink this Saturday, January 17th. Game starts at 8:30pm.
January 17, 2009
A short-staffed bench and two disallowed goals helped sink the Clippers tonight as the Barrington Ice Dogs beat the Chester Clippers 5-4 in a tough battle. The Clippers were out-played in the early parts of the game, however the Clippers kept battling back and scored 3 goals in the 3rd period, however their efforts came up short. The Clippers were handed two disallowed goals in the third period, the first was early in the period, as the goal was called off due to a high stick call, and then again with less then 1 second on the clock, the Clippers' potential game-tieing goal was disallowed due to goaltender interference.
Scoring for the Clippers was Corey Young with 2, Tyler Arsenault, and Bryce Andersen.
Anthony Skerry played well in nets for Chester, stopping 41 out of 46 shots. Total shots on net were 46-27 for Barrington.
Next up for the Clippers is the Halifax Thunder, who will visit Chester on Thursday, January 22. Game starts at 7:45pm.
Thunder sink Clippers
January 22, 2009
Thunder leading scorer Matt Ryder wasted no time getting back on the board in his first game back from injury, scoring 46 seconds into the game and adding two more goals for the hat trick to lead the Thunder to a 9-2 win over the Chester Clippers. Shane Pottie added a pair of goals, and Shayne McGrath, Andrew Machum, David Conroy, and Josh Priest all added singles. Brendon Leclerc and Tyler Arsneault replied for the Clippers. Tim Puddifant was sharp in the win in goal, and Caleb Eisnor was strong in a losing effort as the Thunder outshot Chester 52-36.
Next up for the Clippers is Clare this Saturday, Jan. 24th at the Clare arena. Game time is 8pm.
The Clippers are back at home on Saturday, Jan. 31 as they host the Yarmouth Mariners. Game time is 8:30pm.
Game in Clare rescheduled
January 24, 2009
The game tonight in Clare between the Chester Clippers and Clare Lions in Church Point at 8 PM has been CANCELLED.
The remake date will be on Friday Feb. 6th 2009 at 9:30 PM in Clare between Chester Clippers and Clare Lions.
MINOR HOCKEY NIGHT IS TONIGHT!!!
January 31, 2009
Hey Clipper fans, TONIGHT (Saturday January 31st) is MINOR HOCKEY NIGHT.
The Clippers will host the Yarmouth Mariners at the Chester rink at 8:30pm and all Chester and South Shore Minor Hockey players wearing their jerseys will get in the game for only $1.00 (must be accompanied by a parent).
The Chester Ravens IP Timbits will play a 5 minute game in the 1st intermission.
Adults - $5
Students/seniors - $3
Kids under 4 years - FREE
Yarmouth doubles Clippers 10-5
January 31, 2009
The Yarmouth Mariners got a four goal game from Matt Wood and doubled the Chester Clippers 10-5 in Chester Saturday. Brandon Goudey and Jason Jacquard and Mark Rogers each fired a pair for Yarmouth as well. Brad Dicks, Alex Zervobeakos, Ian Mitchell, Chad Jollimore and Tyler Arsenault replied for the Clippers. Tim Atkinson got the win in goal and Anthony Skerry took the loss as Yarmouth outshot Chester 54-36.
ONLINE VOTING STOPPED
February 5, 2009
PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE VOTING FOR THE FAN'S CHOICE AWARD HAS BEEN STOPPED DUE TO A MALFUNCTION IN THE ONLINE VOTING SYSTEM.
ONLY PAPER BALLOTS FROM GAMES OR MAILED BALLOTS WILL BE COUNTED.
THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED THE DAY AFTER OUR ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOTED ONLINE...PAPER VOTING WILL STILL TAKE PLACE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT OUR FINAL HOME GAME OF THE SEASON, FEB. 7th.
Rats thump Clippers
February 5, 2009
The Avon River Rats got two goals from Brandyn Ross, Mike Sherman, and Donnie Rogers to hand the Chester Clippers a 10-0 thumping in Chester Thursday night. Matt Nason, T.J Greenough, Owen Taggart and Curtis Stacey also scored for the Rats. Tyler Whynot got the win in goal, splitting the game with Justin Clark. Anthony Skerry took the loss after being relieved by Caleb Eisnor. Shots on goal were 58-31 for the River Rats.
New Waterford beats Chester
February 7, 2009
The New Waterford Jets got a pair of goals from Donald MacSween to skate to a 4-0 win over the Chester Clippers. Brian Dorrington and Mark Sullivan also scored for the Jets. Tyler MacEachern got the win in goal and Caleb eisnor took the loss as the Jets outshot the Clippers 44-32.
The Clippers play their final regular season game on Sunday, February 8th against the Fundy Phantoms in Parrsboro. Game time is 3 pm.
Phantoms beat Chester
February 8, 2009
The Fundy Phantoms got goals from Adam Day, Steve Filmore, Ryan Harrison, and Alex Matthews and cruised to a 4-1 win over the Chester Clippers in the last game for both teams this season. Allan Reid had the lone Chester goal. Steve Brown got the win in goal and Anthony Skerry took the loss.
Ken Dryden Jersey Winner - Tom Hillier
February 10, 2009
Congratulations to Tom Hillier of Yarmouth, winner of the autographed Ken Dryden Clippers jersey.
Thank you to everyone else for purchasing tickets to support the Clippers.
Chester Clippers announce 2008-2009 player awards
February 22, 2009
The Chester Clippers Jr. C Hockey Club hosted their first Annual Awards Night on Saturday, February 21st at the Oak Island Resort in Western Shore, NS. The ceremony featured all the individual player awards, as well as many special volunteer award presentions.
Starting off the night was the Unsung Hero award which went to forward Brad Dicks. Dicks lead the team in game-winning goals with three, he finished the season with 12 points in 25 games.
Chad Jollimore picked up this year's Top Scorer award as he lead the Clippers in points with 42 in 28 games.
Kenny Stevens took home the 2008/09 Defenseman of the Year award, he had 8 points in 21 games.
The Best Sporstmanship award was split between forward Allan Reid and goalie Caleb Eisnor, while forward Tyler Arsenault took home the Most Improved Player award.
Forward Spencer Page captured this year's Best Defensive Forward award, 16-year old forward Kyle Young took home this year's team Rookie of the Year award.
Taking home the Fan's Choice award was both Chad Jollimore and Caleb Eisnor as the fan voting resulted in a tie between the two players.
Chad Jollimore was awarded this year's Most Valuable Player trophy.
Leading Scorer Chad Jollimore was also honoured by the Nova Scotia Jr. C Hockey League as the 2008/09 League Rookie of the Year. Jollimore lead all rookies in points with 42, and he lead the entire league in short-handed goals with 3. The award is voted on by the league's 11 general managers and the Clippers are very proud of Chad Jollimore for capturing this award.
The Clippers presented a special award of recognition to long-time junior hockey volunteer Mike "Beaker" Broome, who is the team's equipment manager. The team also presented a jersey and special plaque to overage player Thomas Saunders who graduated from junior hockey this year.
(From chesterns.ca) - We have just received word that Church Memorial Park has awarded a refrigeration replacement contract as the present system entered the last month of its working life. After a very successful $1,000,000.00 fundraising drive supported by The Municipality of Chester, The Province of Nova Scotia, The Pew Charitable Trusts and many local individuals and organizations, work will begin on the replacement of the rink's ice making plant after the seasonal shutdown in April.The new equipment will be supplied by Acadia Refrigeration and Air Conditioning of Kentville. The project is scheduled for completion by mid August and is to be fully commissioned before Labour Day. The anticipated cost of the ice plant refit is in the range of $470,00.00.
The Church Park Trustees have chosen to replace the old system with one that is more energy efficient. The new system is designed by Orlic Engineering Inc. and will be an evaporative condenser as opposed to the previous air cooled condenser. It will have a variable drive brine pump and a waste heat collector.
The upgraded system will give an estimated 45 % increase in cooling capacity thus allowing an increase of the skating arena season to meet future demands for ice time. This new system is expected to consume 25% less electrical energy than the old ice making plant. The current system vents waste heat into the atmosphere. The new system will recycle the waste heat and use it in the rink complex for other heating requirements which include pre-heating ice flood water and heating the dressing rooms.
Want to help make the Clippers' home rink better?
March 13, 2009
Then please take part in the Church Memorial Park's 2009 Client Satisfaction Survey by clicking HERE.
March 29, 2009
The Chester Clippers would like to congratulate the Chester Ravens Atom A and Pee Wee A teams who both won their respective Nova Scotia provincial championships today.
The Atom A team beat New Waterford 7-1, while the Pee Wee A team defeated Halifax 3-1.
Good job to all players and coaches!
Clippers in the Community - March 30, 2009
March 30, 2009
On Monday, March 30th, some members of the Chester Clippers participated in a fun game against the Chester Ravens Pee Wee B team. The Clippers played with some parents against the kids. Check out the photo gallery for pictures of the game.
Tom Saunders resigns as Vice President
May 31, 2009
The Chester Clippers announce the resignation of Tom Saunders, who served as the team's Vice President. "We are disappointed to see Tom leave Chester, however we would like to thank him for his commitment to our team through out our first season....we learned a lot about this league from him and he will be missed. We wish Tom all the best in his future hockey endeavors" said Jehad Assaff, Chester President and GM.
Dave Muise to assist in Chester
Thursday, June 11th 2009
The Chester Clippers Jr. C Hockey Club is pleased to announce Dave Muise will be joining the Clippers coaching staff as an Assistant Coach. Muise, from Yarmouth NS, has just completed his second year at St. Mary's University and will continue his studies at Mount Saint Vincent University while coaching in Chester. Muise was an assistant coach last year in junior hockey.
Dave is also a former player from the Nova Scotia Jr. "C" Hockey League. In 2 seasons, he played 42 games and registered 26 points.
"We are extremely happy to be able to get Dave on board'', says Jehad Assaff, Clippers President and GM. Our management group is convinced that he will bring a whole new and fresh dimension to our staff, he is a great guy and we think he'll do a great job for us."
Glen Murray supports Car Raffle
July 4, 2009
2-time NHL all-star forward and Bridgewater native Glen Murray and South Shore-St. Margaret's M.P. Gerald Keddy were on hand on Saturday July 4th to take a photo with members of the Chester Clippers Jr. C Hockey Club in support of their 2009 Car Raffle. The Clippers are selling raffle tickets on $30,000 credit towards any new CARROLL GM vehicle or a new Hummer H3T, which is also shown in the picture; tickets are $50 or $200 for 5. In the photo: (L to R), Clippers forward Spencer Page, M.P. Gerald Keddy, defenseman Kenny Stevens, Glen Murray, and forward Corey Young.
Chester Clippers and Bridgewater Lumberjacks reach partnership agreement
July 12, 2009
Chester, NS – July 12th, 2009 – The Chester Clippers Jr. “C” Hockey Club is very pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to become associated with the Bridgewater Nauss TIM-BR Mart Junior “A” Lumberjacks.
The Clippers, who are members of the Nova Scotia Junior “C” Hockey League, will provide the Bridgewater Lumberjacks with a team which they will use to develop young players who someday may play Junior “A” hockey.
“We are excited to become associated with the Jr. “A” Lumberjacks” stated Jehad Assaff, Clippers President and General Manager. “This arrangement will greatly benefit our hockey club’s players; they will now have an opportunity to work hard to prove that they can play at the elite Jr. “A” level and we are happy to offer this opportunity to our guys.”
The Bridgewater Nauss TIM-BR Mart Jr. “A” Lumberjacks will begin their 2009 training camp in mid-August at the Bridgewater Memorial Arena, while the Clippers will host their camp in early September in the Halifax area.
CHESTER CLIPPERS ANNOUNCE 2009 TRAINING CAMP DATES
August 17, 2009
The Chester Clippers Jr. C Hockey Club will open their 2nd Training Camp on Saturday, September 5th at St. Margaret's Centre in Tantallon, N.S. The camp will include 2 on-ice sessions, cost is $20 per player and must be paid in full at the first session.
Training camp schedule:
Saturday, September 5th: 4:00-6:00pm Friday, September 11th: 6:00-7:30pm
The Clippers will also play 4 or 5 exhibition games between September 14th and September 28th including the Barrington Pre-season tournament.
The Chester Clippers are pleased to announce the 2009 Pre-season Schedule. The Clippers will play a minimum of 7 pre-season games and a maximum of 9 games.
Dates and times:
Saturday, Sept. 12/09
South Shore vs. Chester
St. Margaret's Centre
Sunday, Sept. 13/09
South Shore vs. Chester
St. Margaret's Centre
Sunday, Sept. 20/09
Chester vs. Avon
Wednesday, Sept. 23/09
Avon vs. Chester
Eleanor Pew-Morris Rink
Fri. Sept. 25 - Sun. Sept. 27/09
Barrington Pre-Season Tournament
Barrington Mun. Arena
The Clippers 2009 Regular Season Schedule will be released in a few days...stay tuned!!!
CLIPPERS DOMINATE SOUTH SHORE IN PRE-SEASON OPENER
September 12, 2009
The Clippers played the South Shore Wild in the pre-season opener on Saturday, Sept. 12th in Tantallon. Chester won 15-3.
Here is the Clippers Scoring Recap:
1. Corey Young (Craig Cormier, Dave Conroy)
2. Dave Conroy (Craig Cormier)
3. Corey Young (Kyle Young, Chad Jollimore)
4. Kyle Young (Corey Young)
5. Matt MacDonald (Dave Conroy, Chris Doyle)
6. Dave Conroy (Craig Cormier, Sean O'Neill)
7. Sean O'Neill (Corey Young, Chad Jollimore)
8. Dave Conroy (Matt MacDonald, Craig Cormier)
9. Sean O'Neill (Justin Cleveland)
10. Chad Jollimore (Corey Young)
11. Dave Conroy (Matt MacDonald, Craig Cormier)
12. Chad Jollimore - unassisted
13. Chad Jollimore (Sean O'Neill)
14. Jesse Veinotte (Justin Cleveland)
15. Corey Young (Matt MacDonald, Chad Jollimore)
Anthony Skerry (0 GA)
Caleb Eisnor (2 GA)
Tim Puddifant (1 GA)
Chester completes sweep of South Shore in weekend exhibition series
September 13, 2009
The Clippers defeated the South Shore Wild by a score of 6-3 on Sunday, Sept. 13th at the Tantallon rink to complete the sweep of their weekend pre-season series.
Here is the Clippers' scoring recap from Sunday afternoon:
1. Mitch Budden (Shane Pottie)
2. Spencer Page (Andrew Steeves)
3. Chris Doyle (Shane Pottie)
4. Shane Pottie (Wes Beaton, Scott Hancock)
5. Scott Hancock (Wes Beaton)
6. Jay Matheson (Brendon Leclerc, Richard Gaetan)
Tim Puddifant (0 GA)
Brandon MacKenzie (2 GA)
John Feeney (1 GA)
The Clippers will now travel to Brooklyn on Sunday, September 20th at 3:30pm to face the Avon River Rats in game 1 of their 2 game pre-season series. Game 2 will occur on Wednesday, Sept 23rd in Chester at 7pm.
ROSTERS FOR SUNDAY, SEPT 20 and WED. SEPT 23 vs. AVON
September 19, 2009
Attention all players attending the 2009 Training Camp, please read the following rosters for the next two exhibition games:
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2009 - AVON @ CHESTER- CHESTER RINK;
(In no specific order): GOALTENDERS:
PLEASE REMEMBER...BRING MOUTH AND NECK GUARDS!!!!! WEAR SHIRT AND TIE!!!!!!
Penalty trouble sinks the Clippers
September 20, 2009
The Chester Clippers played the Avon River Rats on Sunday in Brooklyn and because of some penalty problems, their pre-season unbeaten record came to a quick end. The Clippers lost 6-0 to the Windsor & area-based Avon River Rats to advance to a 2-1 pre-season record.
In goal for Chester was Caleb Eisnor who allowed 2 goals and Brandon MacKenzie with 4 goals against.
The Clippers will hope for a fast rebound as they face the River Rats in their home & home pre-season series finale on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd at 7pm in Chester. Admission is only $2 per person....come out and cheer on your Clippers!
ROSTER FOR WED. SEPT 23 vs. AVON in CHESTER
September 22, 2009
Attention all players attending the 2009 Training Camp, please read the following rosters for the next two exhibition games:
PLEASE WEAR SHIRT & TIE!!!! WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2009 7:00PM - AVON @ CHESTER- CHESTER RINK: (Please be at the rink by 6:00pm)
(In no specific order): GOALTENDERS:
PLEASE REMEMBER...BRING MOUTH AND NECK GUARDS!!!!! WEAR SHIRT AND TIE!!!!!!
Clippers advance to 3-1 pre-season record with win over River Rats
September 23, 2009
The Clippers played the Avon River Rats on Wednesday, September 23 in Chester in the finale of their home & home pre-season series. The Clippers dominated much of the play as they beat the Rats by a score of 4-0 to advance to a 3-1 pre-season record.
The Scoring recap is as follows:
13:11 - Shane Pottie (Assisted by Tyler Arsenault and Kenny Stevens) PPG
11:40 - Matt MacDonald (Assisted by Josh Priest and Craig Cormier) PPG
18:00 - Chad Jollimore (Assisted by Corey Young and Kyle Young)
3:42 - David Conroy (Assisted by Craig Cormier)
SHOTS ON NET: Chester 27 - Avon 21
Chester Goaltenders: Tim Puddifant (8 SA, 0 GA) Anthony Skerry (13 SA, 0 GA)
The Clippers now travel to Barrington to participate in the Pre-Season Tournament on September 26-27/09. Game times are on the schedule on this website. Feel free to come out and cheer on your Chester Clippers!
DON'T FORGET.....Opening Night - Saturday, October 3rd - 7:40pm - Chester Rink - FUNDY @ CHESTER - DON'T MISS THE EXCITEMENT!!!!!
ROSTER FOR BARRINGTON TOURNAMENT ON SEPT 26-27
September 24, 2009
ATTENTION ALL PLAYERS CURRENTLY IN THE CLIPPERS 2009 TRAINING CAMP:
The following players are expected to be at the Barrington rink at 11:00am on Saturday, Sept 26 in order to find out if you play at 12:30pm or 4:00pm!!!! PLEASE WEAR SHIRT AND TIE...PLEASE BRING LEGAL VISOR AND MOUTH AND NECK PROTECTORS!!!
President and GM
Clippers advance to semi-final in Barrington Tournament
September 26, 2009
The Chester Clippers have advanced directly to the semi-final of the Barrington pre-season tournament by going 2-0 in round-robin play. The Clippers beat South Shore 12-1 in the first game today at 12:30pm; then Chester won 5-3 against the defending "regular season" champion Clare Lions.
Clippers Scoring recaps are below:
12:30PM - vs. South Shore Wild (Chester 12, Wild 1):
Goalies: Matt Lively (8 SA, 1 GA), Caleb Eisnor (3 SA, 0 GA)
4:00PM - vs. Clare Lions (Chester 5, Clare 3):
2:53 - Justin Norris
20:30 - Scott Hancock
18:57 - Craig Cormier (Justin Norris)
2:17 - Josh Priest (Craig Cormier)
0:43 - Justin Norris (Mark Higgs)
Goalies: Tim Puddifant (10 SA, 1 GA), Anthony Skerry (19 SA, 4 GA)
Chester Clippers win 2009 Barrington Early Bird Tournament!!!
September 27, 2009
The Chester Clippers completed their "pre-season" on a high note on Sunday, Sept. 27th as they captured the franchise's first Early Bird Tournament Championship. Chester went 2-0 in round-robin action on Saturday and therefore advanced to today's semi-final vs. the host and defending Nova Scotia and Maritime champion Barrington Ice Dogs. The Clippers beat Barrington 5-2 to advance to the tournament final versus their Central Division rival Eastern Shore Junior Mariners.
The Clippers came out very strong in the first period of the tournament final as they scored 2 goals within the first 2 minutes of the game. The final score was Chester 6 and Eastern Shore 3.
Scoring recaps are as follows:
Tournament championship game vs. Eastern Shore (Chester 6, Eastern Shore 3):
EASTERN SHORE - 13:48 - Kyle Miller (Ryan Morris, Mike Murrant) [PPG]
CHESTER - 2:36 - Chris Doyle (unassisted) [SHG]
SHOTS ON GOAL: EASTERN SHORE 50 CHESTER 48
GOALTENDERS: Chester: Tim Puddifant Eastern Shore: Chris Banfield & Justin Mitchell
Chester Clippers announce 2009-2010 Regular Season Schedule
September 30, 2009
The Chester Clippers are very pleased to announce the 2009-2010 Regular Season Schedule. The Clippers will play earlier at home this season on Saturday nights...game time will be 7:45pm. The Clippers open the regular season on Sat., October 3rd when the Fundy Phantoms visit Chester at 7:45pm. Chester will end the regular season on Sunday, January 31st, 2010 at home when the Avon River Rats come to town.
The Clippers schedule is as follows: (home games in bold)
1. Saturday, October 3/09 - Fundy @ Chester - 7:45pm
29. Saturday, January 30/10 - Clare @ Chester - 7:45pm
30. Sunday, January 31/10 - Avon @ Chester - TIME TBD
PLEASE NOTE, as part of organization's long-term goal of making our games 100% "family-friendly", we have adopted the following policies for all our home games.
As of the 2009-2010 season, NO BACKPACKS will be allowed in the Chester rink, and NO OPENED BEVERAGES (CANS/BOTTLES) will be permitted in the Chester rink; ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!.....ONLY UNOPENED DRINKS AND COFFEE/HOT CHOCOLATE WILL BE PERMITTED!
Also, The Chester Clippers and Church Memorial Park maintains a zero-tolerance policy for the use of alcohol & illegal drugs in the arena and on the outside park grounds. The Police will be notified should security and/or staff believe the alcohol & drug policy is being abused.
These policies will be enforced by Reliant - Shadow Ops Security Company.
JUST A HEADS UP, PLEASE RESPECT THESE RULES WHEN YOU COME OUT TO SUPPORT YOUR CLIPPERS!!!
Clippers beat Fundy 13-4 in season opener
October 3, 2009
The Chester Clippers played the Fundy Phantoms in their season opener in Chester on Saturday, October 3rd. The Clippers dominated the game both offensively and physically as they ran away with a 13 - 4 win. The game had some rough stuff including a couple fights, however, the Clippers held their own and showed that they will not be pushed around this season.
Scoring recap: 1st period: CHESTER - 14:14 - Scott Hancock (Justin Norris, David Conroy) CHESTER - 13:03 - David Conroy (unassisted) CHESTER - 12:06 - Corey Young (Matt MacDonald, Chris Doyle) FUNDY - 10:28 - Ryan Harrison (Denis Robichaud) CHESTER - 3:45 - Sean O'Neill (Shane Pottie)
GOALTENDERS: CHESTER CLIPPERS: Tim Puddifant FUNDY PHANTOMS: Jesse Ogden; Ian White
Shots on net: Chester: 56 Fundy: 16
The Chester Clippers next home games will take place on Saturday, October 10th vs. Valley at 7:40pm and Sunday, October 11th vs. South Shore at 11:30am.....DON'T MISS THE EXCITEMENT!!!!!!!!!
Clippers welcome W M Fares Group to sponsorship family
October 7, 2009
The Chester Clippers are pleased to welcome W M Fares Group to our family of corporate sponsors. We deeply appreciate all our sponsors and we thank them for their support.
Thank you to W M Fares Group for joining the Clippers organization.
Chester loses tight game 3-2 against rival Avon
October 9, 2009
The Avon River Rats got a second period goal from Curtis Stacey and that was the difference in the game as they beat the Chester Clippers 3-2 in Broooklyn Friday night. Zak Rhodenizer and Donnie Rogers also scored for Avon. Shane Pottie and David Conroy replied for the Clippers. Tyler Whynnot got the win in goal and Darrell Dixon took the loss as Chester outshot Avon 41-26.
Clippers beat Valley 8-1
October 10, 2009
The Chester Clippers dominated the play on Saturday night against the Valley Fuelers as they took the game by a score of 8-1. The Clippers were led by over-ager Craig Cormier who had three goals and 2 assists. Scoring the lone goal for the Valley Fuelers was Eric Cook, Caleb Eisnor played well in nets for Chester as he stopped 15 of 16 shots against; Jason Mosher played the last 5 minutes of the game for Chester as he stopped all 4 shots against.
The Clippers will look to continue their "home ice" winning streak as they battle the South Shore Wild tomorrow morning at 11:30am at the Chester Rink.......COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR CHESTER CLIPPERS!!!!!!!!!!!
JR. C LEAGUE NEWS: South Shore Wild take one-year leave of absense!
October 16, 2009
The Nova Scotia Jr. C Hockey League announced that the Liverpool-based, South Shore Wild has been granted a leave of absense from the league effective immediately. The South Shore Wild had been experiencing some player commitment issues and due to these issues, they had to cease operations for the 2009-2010 season. All games played by South Shore, including their loss to Chester 7-1, will become void and all player points from those games played will be deducted from the record book. Due to this situation, the league schedule will reduce from 30 to 28 regular season games.
The Chester Clippers wish the best of luck to the South Shore Wild organization and hope to see them back in 2010-2011.
Chester lose first home game 7-5 to Eastern Shore
October 17, 2009
The Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners kept their perfect record taking a 7-5 win in Chester against the hometown Clippers to move to 5-0 on the season. Ryan Morris and Kyle Miller each notched a hat trick with Craig Ferguson scoring the other goal. Matt Ryder added 4 assists to the cause. Josh Priest with 2, and Justin Norris, Matt MacDonald and Sean O'Neil with singles provided Chesters offense. Tim Puddifant took the loss in goal and Chris Banfield got the win. Shots on goal were 31-27 for the Jr. Mariners.
The Chester Clippers (2-2) will host the Avon River Rats (5-1) on Sunday, October 18th at 11:30am. COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR HOMETOWN CLIPPERS!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday Overtime Thiller in Chester
October 18, 2009
The Chester Clippers got a goal from Matt MacDonald with 1:28 left in overtime to edge the Avon River Rats 4-3 in Chester. It was MacDonalds second goal of the game, with other Chester goals coming from Corey Young and David Conroy. Donnie Rogers had two and Chad Greenough notched the other for Avon. Tim Puddifant got the win in goal and Tyler Whynot the loss as Avon outshot Chester 45-43.
The Clippers will host the North Shore Storm on Saturday, October 24th at 7:40pm in Chester. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors...............COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR HOMETOWN CLIPPERS!!!!!!!!!!
Clippers Sail Through Storm
October 24, 2009
The Chester Clippers got a 5-point performance by Chad Jollimore and 4 goals from Corey Young to cruise to a 13-0 win over the North Shore Storm. Justin Norris (2), David Conroy (2), Sean O'Neill (2), and Wes Beaton also scored for Chester. Tim Puddifant got the win and a shut-out for Chester and Dwight Howlett took the loss as the Clippers outshot North Shore 54-14.
Chester beats Valley 8-3 in Digby
October 25, 2009
The Chester Clippers' forward David Conroy had a 5-point performance Matt MacDonald scored a hat-trick as the Clippers sailed to an 8-3 win over the Valley Fuelers. Scott Hancock, Justin Norris, and Chad Jollimore also scored for Chester. Tim Puddifant got the win for Chester as he played the first two periods and stopped all 11 shots. Caleb Eisnor finished the game in nets for Chester stopping 5 of 8 shots and Adam Gorham took the loss for the Fuelers as the Clippers outshot Valley 40-19.
The Clippers take a break this weekend and will play next on Saturday, November 7th against the Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners (8-0) in Musquodobit Harbour.
Clippers in the Community - November 7, 2009
November 7, 2009
The Chester Clippers players helped run a shooting and passing clinic on Saturday, November 7th in Chester as part of Hockey Nova Scotia's province-wide Hockey Development Weekend. Clippers shown in the picture include defensemen Scott Hancock and Keith Hancock; and forwards Justin Norris and Sean O'Neill. Also shown in the picture is Chester minor hockey player Dylan Milbery. Photo credit: www.chesterns.ca
Eastern Shore doubles Clippers 6-3
November 7, 2009
Shawn Clarke scored twice, and Brandon Mombourquette notched the winner in a see saw game in Musquodoboit to lead the Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners to a 6-3 win over the Chester Clippers. Ryan Morris, Robbie Craig and Scott Stewart rounded ot the Eastern Shore offence. David Conroy, Corey Young and Craig Cormier provided the Clippers goals. Justin Mitchell got the win in goal and Tim Puddifant took the loss as the Jr. Mariners outshot Chester 48-22.
The Clippers will travel next to Tatamagouche on Saturday, November 14th to face the North Shore Storm. Game time is 7:00pm.
Sunday Game vs. Avon River Rats in Brooklyn Postponed
November 12, 2009
The Clippers away game against the Avon River Rats in Brooklyn this Sunday, November 15th has been postponed due to flu problems with the River Rats players.
The game will be reschedule as soon as possible.
In the meantime, the Clippers will still travel to Tatamagouche this Saturday night to face the North Shore Storm...game time is 7:00pm.
Chester wins 8-2 against North Shore Storm
November 14, 2009
Chad Jollimore and Justin Norris each scored two goals to lead the Chester Clippers to an 8-2 win over the North Shore Storm. Matt MacDonald, David Conroy, Scott Hancock, and Corey Young scored for the Clippers as well. Chad Works and Bryan Murray replied for North Shore. Pat Darragh took the loss in goal and Tim Puddifant got the win as the Clippers outshot the storm 49-30.
Clippers Hit With the Flu Bug
November 20, 2009
Unfortunately, the flu has reached the locker room of the Clippers and this has resulted in the postponement of this Sunday's away game in Musquodobit Harbour versus the Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners.
Please stay tuned to our website for the rescheduled game dates and times.
Jets Grounded in Chester Saturday Night
November 28, 2009
David Conroy had a 4-point night to lead the Chester Clippers to an 7-1 win over the New Waterford Jets. Matt MacDonald, Justin Norris, Chad Jollimore, Corey Young and new addition Blair Skinner also scored for the Clippers. Carson Roach replied for the Jets. Tyler MacEachern took the loss in goal and Tim Puddifant got the win as the Clippers outshot the Jets 47-24.
The Chester Clippers will battle the Jets again in Chester on Sunday at 1:15pm
Clippers sweep double-header weekend vs. Jets
November 29, 2009
Corey Young had a 4-goal performance to lead the Chester Clippers to an 7-2 win over the New Waterford Jets in the final game of this weekend's double-header. Justin Norris (2) and Josh Priest also scored for the Clippers. Darrell Jennex and Lucas Stevens replied for the Jets. Neil Rozee took the loss in goal and Tim Puddifant got the win as the Clippers outshot the Jets 28-20.
Rogers and Bailey join Clippers squad
December 3, 2009
The Chester Clippers are pleased to announce the signing of former Halifax Jr. A Lions forward Mark Rogers of Yarmouth, NS as well as former Windsor Jr. B Royals goaltender Ben Bailey of Lunenburg, NS.
Rogers and Bailey also both played with the South Shore Major Midget Mustangs. Rogers played with the Mustangs from 2005 to 2007, while Bailey was with the Mustangs from 2006-2009.
We welcome both players and wish them good luck this season with the Clippers.
Chester beats Fundy 4-1
December 5, 2009
Chad Jollimore had 2 goals to lead the Chester Clippers to an 4-1 win over the Fundy Phantoms. Craig Cormier and new addition Mark Rogers also scored for the Clippers. Myles Budd replied for the Phantoms. Trevor Boardway took the loss in goal and Tim Puddifant got the win as the Clippers outshot the Phantoms 36-15.
Chester wins 7-1 against Fundy, completes home-home sweep.
December 6, 2009
Sean O'Neill had 3 points to lead the Chester Clippers to an 7-1 win over the Fundy Phantoms. Jacob Haley, Mark Rogers, David Conroy, Scott Hancock and Craig Cormier also scored for the Clippers. Myles Budd replied for the Phantoms. Trevor Boardway took the loss in goal and Ben Bailey got the win as the Clippers outshot the Phantoms 33-21.
Chester beats Yarmouth 8-3
December 12, 2009
The Chester Clippers beat the Yarmouth Kings 8-3 on Saturday night in Chester. Mark Rogers, Matt MacDonald, David Conroy (2), Sean O'Neill, Craig Cormier, Corey Young, and Chad Jollimore scored for the Clippers. Alex Dennis, Matt Shay, and Brendan Gouday replied for the Phantoms. Mike Smith took the loss in goal for Yarmouth and Tim Puddifant got the win as the Clippers and Kings were even in shots, 34-34.
CLIPPERS CAR RAFFLE DRAW DATE EXTENDED!
December 14, 2009
PLEASE NOTE: THE DRAW DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED FROM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2009 TO SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2010.
Any questions, please call 279-1055.
Chester doubles North Shore 8-4
December 18, 2009
Matt MacDonald's 5-point performance against the North Shore Storm on Friday, helped the Chester Clippers advance to their 7th straight win. David Conroy (2), Jacob Haley, Mark Rogers, Craig Cormier, Nick Mercer, and Makenzie Greek also scored for the Clippers. Jordan Duggan (2), Chad Works, and Brian Murray replied for North Shore. Tim Puddifant got the win in nets for Chester. Shots on goal were not recorded, therefore it will read as 30-30 officially.
Sunday's Game in Amherst Rescheduled to Dec. 27th
December 20, 2009
Due to the weather conditions, today's game between Chester and Fundy has been postponed. The make-up date will be Sunday, December 27th at 1pm in Amherst.
December 23, 2009
The Clippers players and staff would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
See you in January!
Clippers beat Fundy 7-1
December 27, 2009
The Chester Clippers beat the Fundy Phantoms 7-1 on Sunday in Amherst. Sean O'Neill (2), Mark Rogers, Craig Cormier, David Conroy (2), and Matt MacDonald scored for the Clippers. Myles Budd replied for the Phantoms. Jesse Ogden took the loss in goal for Fundy and Ben Bailey got the win as the Clippers outshot the Phantoms, 35-25.
Chester will travel to Cape Breton on January 2nd and 3rd to face the New Waterford Jets.
Chester sweeps weekend series in New Waterford
January 3, 2010
The Chester Clippers got two goals each from Justin Norris and Craig Cormier to lead them to a 7-3 win over the New Waterford Jets Saturday night. Mark Rogers, David Conroy, and Chad Jollimore also fired singles. Corson Roach, Jonny MacLeod and Matt MacLeod replied for the Jets. Tim Puddifant got the win in goal and Tyler MacEachern the loss as the Clippers outshot the Jets 29-22.
On Sunday afternoon, the Clippers beat the Jets again by a score of 4-3 with the game winning goal coming from Justin Norris. Craig Cormier, Mark Rogers, and Chad Jollimore also scored for Chester. Ben Bailey took the win as Chester outshot the Jets 36-28.
Winning Streak comes to an End
January 4, 2010
The Chester Clippers' 10-game winning streak came to an end Monday night as Brandyn Ross scored what proved to be the winner with 9 minutes left in the second period to help the Avon River Rates edge the Chester Clippers 3-2 in Brooklyn. Alex Zervobeakos and Kevin Burgess also scored for the Rats. Josh Priest and Kenneth Stevens replied for Chester. Tim Puddifant took the loss in goal and Tyler Whynot got the win as the Rats outshot the Clippers 34-25.
Clippers beat Barrington in Overtime
January 8, 2010
Chad Jollimore completed a hat trick scoring 3:24 into overtime as the Chester Clippers edged the Barrington Ice Dogs 6-5 in overtime in Barrington. Craig Cormier added a pair and new roster addition Matt Wood had the other Clippers goal. Dustin Goreham scored a pair for the Dogs, and singles went to Brandon Nickerson, Aaron Perry and Jamie Thomas. Tim Puddifant got the win in goal and Colin Huskins took the loss as the Clippers outshot Barrington 35-32.
Clippers beat Clare 4-1
January 9, 2010
The Chester Clippers sailed into Clare and defeated the Lions by a score of 4-1 to further their run towards first place in the Central Division. With the win, the Clippers move into 2nd overall in the Nova Scotia Jr. C League with a record of 17-4 for 38 points. The Clippers are now 4 points back of the league and Central division leading Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners.
Scoring tonight for the Clippers was Mark Rogers with his first hat-trick as a Clipper, and newly acquired forward Matt Wood. Justin Norris also had 3 helpers and Ben Bailey played extremely well in nets for Chester as the Lions and Clippers were even in shots, 28-28.
The Clippers will face Yarmouth next on Sunday morning at 8 AM at the Mariners Centre.
Chester goes 3 for 3 on Weekend
January 10, 2010
The Clippers finished their 3-game Western road-trip with 3 wins after defeating the Yarmouth Kings 5-1 on Sunday morning. Scoring for the Chester was Mark Rogers, Craig Cormier, Drew Boulton, Justin Norris and Chad Jollimore. Alex Dennis replied for Yarmouth. Ben Bailey got the win for Chester and Mike Smith took the loss for the Kings, as the Clippers outshot Yarmouth 41-27.
The Clippers return back home this Saturday, January 16th as they host the North Shore Storm at 7:30pm...then Barrington comes to town Sunday, January 17th at 11:30am. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students...kids 5 and under are free.
Clippers beat North Shore 7-4
January 16, 2010
The Chester Clippers beat the North Shore Storm 7-4 on Saturday night in Chester. Scoring for the Clippers was Mark Rogers (2), Jacob Haley (2), Keith Hancock, and Matt MacDonald (2). Scoring for the Storm was Tyler Collins, Neil Works, Jordan Duggan, and Justin Farrow. Tim Puddifant took the win for Chester in nets and Jon McLean took the loss for North Shore, as the Clippers outshot North Shore 40-23.
Clippers successful in Sunday Shootout Thiller
January 17, 2010
Sean O'Neill scored the winning goal in the shootout as the Chester Clippers defeated the Barrington Ice Dogs 4-3 on Sunday afternoon. Craig Cormier, Chris Doyle and Jacob Haley also scored for the Clippers. Tyler Nickerson and Dustin Gorehan (2) replied for the Ice Dogs. Ben Bailey got the win in nets for Chester and Colin Huskins took the loss for Barrington as the Clippers outshot the Ice Dogs 36-34.
Conroy and Doyle selected to Central Division All-Star Team
January 19, 2010
The Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League has announced the 2009-2010 All Star teams for the West and Central Divisions. The team was chosen by a vote conducted in each division. Congratulations to the players selected on their selection and the great seasons they are having.
CENTRAL DIVISION ALL-STARS
ALLSTAR FORWARD CENTRAL
ALLSTAR FORWARD CENTRAL
ALLSTAR FORWARD CENTRAL
ALLSTAR DEFENCE CENTRAL
ALLSTAR DEFENCE CENTRAL
ALLSTAR GOALTENDER CENTRAL
WEST DIVISION ALL-STARS
ALLSTAR FORWARD WEST
ALLSTAR FORWARD WEST
ALLSTAR FORWARD WEST
ALLSTAR DEFENCE WEST
ALLSTAR DEFENCE WEST
ALLSTAR GOALTENDER WEST
Clippers beat Eastern Shore 3-2
January 23, 2010
The Chester Clippers moved into first place overall win tonight's 3-2 win over the Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners in Chester. David Conroy netted the winning goal, while Drew Boulton and Mark Rogers scored the other 2 Clipper goals. Scott Stewart and Kyle Miller scored for Jr. Mariners.
Tim Puddifant got the win in nets for Chester, while Justin Mitchell took the loss for Eastern Shore. Eastern Shore outshot Chester 38-28.
Mariners shutout Clippers
January 27, 2010
The Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners got goals from Kyle Miller and Matt Ryder and a shutout from goaltender Justin Mitchell and carried it to a 2-0 win over the Chester Clippers in a fast paced match in Musquodoboit. Ben Bailey was also strong in goal for the Clippers as the Mariners outshot Chester 32-26. The Clippers will now face the West Division leading Clare Lions Saturday in Chester.
Lions edge Clippers
January 30, 2010
The Clare Lions beat the Clippers in a high-scoring affair, by a score of 7-6 on Saturday night. Scoring for the Clippers was Erik Bywater, David Conroy, Justin Norris (2), and Corey Young (2). Marc Lombard (2), Marc MacIntosh, Rejean Deveau (2), Renel Deveau, and Mario Blinn scored for the Lions.
Tim Puddifant took the loss for Chester, as he allowed 5 goals on 22 shots before being relieved by Ben Bailey. Grant Gaudet took the win as the Clare Lions outshot Chester 30-27.
The Clippers play their final regular season game Sunday afternoon at 1pm in Chester vs. the Avon River Rats. This will be a great preview of the first round of the NSJCHL Playoffs, as the No. 2 Clippers will face the No. 3 River Rats in the first round which begins on Saturday, February 13th in Chester.
Clippers double River Rats
The Chester Clippers capped off their regular season with a 6-3 win over the Windsor-based, Avon River Rats on Sunday afternoon in Chester. The Clippers played very well, dominating much of the play as David Conroy and Corey Young both lead the way to victory with 2 goals each. Chad Jollimore and Justin Norris also scored for Chester.
Ben Bailey took the win in nets for Chester, and Axel Lawrence took the loss for the River Rats as Chester outshot Avon, 51-31.
The No. 2 Clippers will begin their first ever playoff series against the No. 3 Avon River Rats in the Best-of-5, Central Division Semi-Finals, with Game 1 on Saturday, February 13th at 7:45pm at the Chester rink.
Chester Clippers Ranked #7 in Canada
February 2, 2010
The website Junior Hockey Rankings which uses a special formula to compile rankings of North American junior hockey teams, listed the Chester Clippers as the 7th best team in Canada.
Two other Nova Scotia teams also cracked the top 10...here is the top 10 list.
1. Alliston Hornets (36-3) - Georgian Bay Mid Ontario Jr. C League
2. Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners (21-3) - Nova Scotia Jr. C League
3. Embrum Panthers (17-6) - Eastern Ontario Jr. C League
4. Belle River (29-9) - Great Lakes Jr. C League
5. Penegtang Kings (30-10) - Georgian Bay Mid Ontario Jr. C League
6. Essex (28-9) - Great Lakes Jr. C League
7. CHESTER CLIPPERS (22-6) - Nova Scotia Jr. C League
8. Clare Lions (20-5) - Nova Scotia Jr. C League
9. Walkerton Hawks (25-4) - Western Ontario Jr. C League
A pair of Chester Clippers have been selected to the Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League's central division all-star team.
Forward David Conroy and defenceman Chris Doyle are former schoolmates from Sackville who played together with the Halifax Thunder last season and travel to almost every game together.
"Our staff spent a lot of time in the summer finding high-quality players to come play with the Clippers," said general manager Jehad Assaff.
"We looked for players who were serious about winning and doing whatever it takes to win, and that is how Chris and David play - they never give up - they always play to win."
Their arrival has helped the team make a dramatic turnaround in 2009-10. After going 7-22-1 last season, the Clippers were 21-4, tied for the best record in the league through 25 games this year.
"We are having a great season," said Mr. Assaff.
"I would almost say that this could be one of the best junior teams that our area has seen in a very long time, but we have a long way to go before its over."
The playoffs are scheduled to begin on February 13.
"We feel very confident with the team we've built and hopefully we will be able to bring the local fans the long-awaited championship that they deserve."
Mr. Conroy, a talented wide receiver who's considering playing Atlantic University Sport football in the fall, was among the junior league's leading goal scorers with 21 in 21 games, despite missing some time this month due to a knee injury.
"David has great speed and size which he uses to his advantage every time he plays," said the general manager.
"His great goal-scoring ability makes him one of the most dangerous forwards in the league."
Meanwhile, Mr. Doyle has become one of the league's highest-scoring blueliners, with 19 points in his first 20 games.
"Chris is very smart. He reads the play well and always makes the right decisions on the ice. He also has some speed which is very essential when defending against the top teams."
PLAYOFFS BEGIN SATURDAY, FEB. 13TH
February 6, 2010
The Chester Clippers have announced their schedule for Round One of the NSJCHL Playoffs. The Clippers will play Game 1 in Chester on Saturday, Feb 13th at 7:40pm.
Here is the full schedule: Central Division Semi-Finals: (Best 3 of 5 series) No. 2 Chester Clippers vs. No. 3 Avon River Rats
Game 1: Saturday Feb 13th - Game time: 7:40pm - Chester Game 2: Sunday Feb 14th - Game time: 8:30pm - Chester Game 3: Monday Feb 15th - Game time: 8:00pm - Brooklyn Game 4*: Friday Feb 19th - Game time: 8:00pm - Brooklyn Game 5*: Saturday Feb 20th - Game time: 7:40pm - Chester
* = if needed
Fans can vote for the 2010 "Fan's Choice" Player of the Year Award during the first two games in Chester.
Admission: Adults $6 Students/seniors $4
River Rats take Game 1 of Series
February 13, 2010
Avon's Cameron Ross scored what proved to be the game winning goal with 3:53 left in the 3rd period as the River Rats took Game 1 by a score of 3-2. Corey Young scored both of Chester's goals. Tyler Whynot took the win in nets for Avon, while Tim Puddifant takes the loss for Chester as the Clippers outshot the Rats 42-19.
The Clippers will look to rebound in Game 2 which takes place Sunday at 8:30pm.
Clippers even up series 1-1 with win
February 14, 2010
The Chester Clippers tied up the Best of 5 semi-final series, 1-1, by winning Game 2 by a score of 4-2 over the Avon River Rats on Sunday night. Scoring for the Clippers was Matt Wood, Corey Young, David Conroy and Chad Jollimore. Ben Bailey took the win in nets for Chester stopping 12 of 14 shots.
Matt McCellan and Kevin Burgess scored for the Rats. Tyler Whynot took the loss in nets for Avon stopping 35 of 39 shots.
The Clippers will now head to Brooklyn, near Windsor, to battle the River Rats in Game Three, tomorrow Monday February 15th. Game time is 8:00pm....COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR CLIPPERS!!!
Clippers lead series 2-1
February 15, 2010
The Chester Clippers beat the Avon River Rats on Monday night by a score of 5-2 to take a 2-1 series lead in the Best 3-of-5 Central Division semi-final series. Scoring for the Clippers was Craig Cormier (2), David Conroy, and Matt MacDonald (2). Tim Puddifant got the win in nets for the Clippers stopping 24 of 26 shots.
Kevin Burgess and Zach Rhodenizer scored for the Rats. Tyler Whynot took the loss in nets for Avon stopping 39 of 44 shots.
The Clippers will look to take the series by winning Game Four on Friday, February 19th at the Brooklyn rink....game time is 8pm....COME OUT AND CHEER ON YOUR CHESTER CLIPPERS!!!
Thank you to all the Chester fans who came out to support the team Monday night...see you all again!
Norris gets call up to Junior A
February 18, 2010
Thanks to his strong play in the past few games, Clippers rookie forward Justin Norris has earned a call-up to the Dieppe Jr. A Commandos for Thursday night's game in Pictou vs. the Weeks Crushers. Norris scored 37 points in 17 regular season games this season with the Clippers and has 8 points in his last 5 games.
The Commandos and Norris play tonight in Pictou at 6:30pm.
Justin will re-join the Clippers on Friday as they continue their battle with the Avon River Rats in Game 4 of the Best of 5 series. The game time is 8pm in Brooklyn.
Chester Clippers on to Round 2
February 19, 2010
David Conroy and Chad Jollimore each scored twice and the Chester Clippers cruised to a 9-3 win over the Avon River Rats and wrapped up their best of 5 series 3 games to 1. Erik Bywater, Josh Priest, Craig Cormier, Justin Norris and Corey Young also scored for the Clippers. Brandyn Ross, Greg Burgess and Owen Taggart scored for the Rats. Tyler Whynot took the loss and Ben Bailey got the win as the Clippers outshot the Rats 42-35.
The Clippers will now face the Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners in the Central Division Best of 7 Final series. The schedule will be posted as soon as possible.
Round 2 Starts this Saturday!
February 24, 2010
The Chester Clippers continue their playoff run as they begin Round 2 this Saturday, February 27th when they visit the Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners at 7pm for Game 1.
The complete schedule for the Central Division finals is as follows:
Central Division Finals: (Best 4 of 7 series)
No. 1 Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners vs. No. 2 Chester Clippers
Game 1: Saturday Feb 27th - Chester @ Eastern Shore - 7:00pm - Eastern Shore Community Centre Game 2: Sunday Feb 28th - Chester @ Eastern Shore - 1:00pm - Eastern Shore Community Centre Game 3: Saturday March 6th - Eastern Shore @ Chester - 7:30pm - Chester Rink Game 4: Monday March 8th - Eastern Shore @ Chester - 7:30pm - Chester Rink Game 5*: Tuesday March 9th - Chester @ Eastern Shore - 8:00pm - Eastern Shore Community Centre Game 6*: Friday March 12th - Eastern Shore @ Chester - 8:00pm - Chester Rink Game 7*: Sunday March 14th - Chester @ Eastern Shore - 1:00pm - Eastern Shore Community Centre
* = if necessary
COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR CHESTER CLIPPERS!!!
Eastern Shore takes early series lead
February 27, 2010
The Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners beat Chester by a score of 4-2 to take a 1-0 series lead in the Best of 7, Central Division final series. Chad Jollimore and Justin Norris had the two Chester goals. Ben Bailey took the loss in nets as the Clippers outshot Eastern Shore 41-28.
Game 2 will go tomorrow at the Eastern Shore Community Centre at 1:00pm...COME OUT AND CHEER ON YOUR CLIPPERS!!!
Eastern Shore takes 2-0 series lead
February 28, 2010
The Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners took a 2-0 series lead after beating the Clippers 7-5 on Sunday afternoon at the Eastern Shore rink. The Mariners scored an empty net goal with 45 seconds to seal the victory. The Clippers played very well throughout the game, but came up short in the end. Chad Jollimore had 2 goals while Matt MacDonald, Nick Mercer and Justin Norris scored the other Clipper goals. Tim Puddifant took the loss in nets for Chester as the Mariners outshot the Clippers 35-20.
Eastern Shore doubles Clippers 6-3
March 6, 2010
Matt Ryder scored twice to lead the Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners to a 6-3 win over the Chester Clippers in Chester to take a 3-0 lead in their best of seven Central Division Final. Roger Camus, Darcy Connors, Nick Siteman and Kyle Miller also scored for the Mariners. Mark Rogers fired two for Chester and Craig Cormier added the other. Ben Bailey took the loss in goal and Chris Banfield got the win as the Clippers outshot the Mariners 29-28.
The Clippers will host the Mariners on Monday night at 7:30pm in Chester for Game Four of the Best of Seven series.
Clippers stay alive with OT win
March 8, 2010
Matt MacDonald scored his second goal of the game seven minutes into overtime to lift the Chester Clippers to a 6-5 win over the Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners in Chester. Scoring the other goals for Chester was David Conroy with 2 and Mark Rogers with 2.
Tim Puddifant took the win for the Clippers and Justin Mitchell took the loss as the Mariners outshot Chester 44-38.
Game 5 goes tonight in Eastern Shore at 8:00pm...COME OUT AND CHEER ON YOUR CLIPPERS!!!
Eastern Shore wins Game Five 3-2...takes series 4-1.
March 9, 2010
The Clippers' season ended tonight as they lost 3-2 to the Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners in Game 5 of the Central Division Finals in Eastern Shore. Scoring for Chester was Chad Jollimore and Matt MacDonald. Tim Puddifant took the loss in nets as the Mariners outshot Chester 39-22.
The Chester Clippers players and staff would like to thank all the fans in Chester for a great 2nd season. We appreciate the support and we look forward to our future in the community.
A sad day for the Clippers family
March 23, 2010
Clippers volunteer, Michael "Beaker" Broome, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer in the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville. Michael - or "Beaker", as his friends called him - had a huge love of all sports, especially hockey. He was very involved in junior and senior hockey in the Chester area, most recently with the Chester Jr. 'B' Ravens and then with the Jr. 'C' Clippers.
Beaker became a volunteer with the Clippers when the team was established in 2008, he served on the board of directors and as the equipment manager for the team. He was a great man who always thought of others before himself, he would do anything for anyone and he will be deeply missed.
Donations in memory may be made to the New Ross Fire Department, Christ Anglican Church, or Canadian Cancer Society.
Chester Clippers announce 2009-2010 player awards
April 11, 2010
The Chester Clippers Jr. C Hockey Club hosted their second Annual Awards Night on Saturday, April 10th at the Oak Island Resort in Western Shore, NS. The ceremony featured all the individual player awards, as well as many special volunteer award presentions.
Starting off the night was the Unsung Hero award which went to overage defenseman and assistant captain Josh Priest.
Matt MacDonald picked up this year's Most Points award as he lead the Clippers in points with 46 in 27 games.
David Conroy took home the Most Goals trophy as he lead the team with 24 goals in 24 games.
Team captain Scott Hancock took home the 2008/09 Defenseman of the Year award, he had 22 points in 27 games.
The Best Sportsmanship award went to overage forward Craig Cormier, while forward Erik Bywater and Jacob Haley split the Most Improved Player award.
Forwards Mark Rogers and Corey Young split this year's Best Defensive Forward award, 18-year old goalie Ben Bailey took home this year's team Rookie of the Year award.
Taking home the Fan's Choice award was Chad Jollimore.
Overage forward Craig Cormier was awarded this year's Most Valuable Player trophy. Cormier had 36 points in 28 regular season games. Cormier's strong leadership and sportsmanship as well as his stellar preformance all season were deciding factors in him receiving the MVP award, the Clippers will miss him as he ends his junior hockey career this year.
Leading Goal-Scorer David Conroy and overage defenseman Chris Doyle were also honoured earlier this year by the Nova Scotia Jr. C Hockey League as Central Division All-Stars. Conroy lead the team with 24 goals, while Doyle lead all Clippers defenseman in assists with 22. The all star team is voted on by the Central Division's 6 Head Coaches and the Clippers are very proud of both Doyle and Conroy.
The Clippers also presented jerseys to the three overage players ending their junior hockey careers this season. Overagers Josh Priest, Chris Doyle and Craig Cormier were each presented their jerseys at the banquet in honour of their service to the Clippers this season. All three young men brought strong leadership, courage and character to the team and they will be greatly missed next season.
Last month, the Clippers lost a great friend and volunteer when Michael "Beeker" Broome passed away after a long battle with cancer. In Beeker's memory the Chester Clippers have named the team's Volunteer of the Year award in Beeker's memory. The 2010 Michael "Beeker" Broome award was also awarded to Beeker in honour of his great dedication to the organization and was accepted by his good friend, Barry Studley. We hope that this special award will keep Beeker's memory alive for many years.
CLIPPERS CAR RAFFLE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
April 22, 2010
The Chester Clippers would like to announce that due to poor ticket sales, the Clippers Hummer Raffle has been cancelled. The economic conditions over the past year and the problems with GM and Hummer were key factors as to why the fundraiser was unsuccessful.
We will be refunding ticket holders within the next few weeks. We would like to thank everyone who supported this fundraiser and we hope that you will continue to support the Clippers in the future.
If you have any questions, please call 902-279-1055.
Chester Clippers seeking Head Coach
May 5, 2010
The Chester Clippers of the Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League invites applicants for the volunteer position of Head Coach.
Maintaining an active, focused recruiting plan
Preparing a Yearly Team Plan program including setting of team goals, practice plans, etc, with communication of current Assistant Coaches and approval of the General Manager.
Coordination and running of Evaluation Camps (Summer ID Camp & Fall Training Camp).
Utilizing appropriate tactical and technical strategies during competition
Ability to put coaching theory into practice
Analyzing performance and giving feedback
Supporting initiatives as they relate to fundraising, general promotions, budget management, appropriate administrative responsibilities and community and alumni relations.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with Chester and South Shore Minor Hockey Associations.
Key Personal Attributes are:
Enthusiasm for hockey
Strong verbal communication skills
Ability to inspire and motivate others
Skill in analyzing the game of hockey
Patience and determination
The successful candidate should have 2-5 years of coaching experience at the Junior level. A minimum full certification of NCCP Development 1 is required.
The Clippers will be accepting applications until May 31th, 2010. Applications can be sent to the attention of Head Coach Selection Committee-Chester Clippers via email to email@example.com
Candidates will be short listed for interview and only those selected will be contacted.
Chester Clippers Golf Tournament
1st annual golf tournament •• four person scramble
Sunday, August 15th, 2010
Sherwood Golf and Country Club, Chester NS
Registration: 9 am •• Tee-off: 10 am •• Cost: $600 per team
This includes 18-holes of golf at the exclusive Sherwood Golf & Country Club, 2 luxury golf carts, steamed mussel appetizers, striploin steak or rotisserie chicken dinner and chance to win various prizes!
In support of the Chester Clippers Jr. "C" Hockey Club
The July 2010 Chester Clippers Men's Slow-Pitch Fundraiser Tournament will be held July 24th in Mill Cove. Cost is $250 per team plus 1 new ball. Prize money is $450 for 1st, $250 for 2nd. Teams are guaranteed 3 games. Contact Jehad Assaff at 279-1055 or Eddie Young at 857-3415 to register your team.
Clippers name Eddie Young as Head Coach
August 3, 2010
The Chester Clippers announced Tuesday that Eddie Young has been named as head coach.
Young spend last season as assistant coach with the Clippers and with the South Shore Bantam AAA team. Prior to joining the Chester Clippers, Eddie Young held various coaching positions with many South Shore Atom, Pee Wee and Bantam AAA clubs over the past decade.
"We feel that Eddie brings a great deal of experience from coaching at the high triple "AAA" youth levels. He possesses all the qualties that were looking for in our head coach. Our organization is very confident that Eddie and the assistant coaches will give the us what we need to compete at the highest level." said president & general manager Jehad Assaff.
The Chester Clippers will open their annual training camp on Friday, September 3rd at the St. Margaret's Centre. Players can register online at www.chesterclippers.ca on the "Recruitment" form.
The Chester Clippers' 1st Annual Golf Tournament held Sunday, August 15th at the Sherwood Golf & Country Club was a great success. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the tournament for making our event a great one.
A big thank you to our presenting sponsors SCOTIABANK - Chester and the SHERWOOD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB for their outstanding support. Also, thank you to the numerous businesses who donated prizes for the golf teams. The tournanment went very smoothly and we could not have asked for a nicer day for a round of golf. Thank you!
Here are the tournament result:
1st Place: Chester Basin Seafoods Team #2 - Mark Rogers & Dave Muise - Score: 62 (-9)
T-3rd Place: Lousiana-Pacific Team - Score: 66 (-5)
T-3rd Place: Moore Wealth Group - Score: 66 (-5)
5th Place: Better Living - Score: 68 (-3)
6th Place: Mike Richardson & Family - Score: 69 (-2)
7th Place: Chester Building Supplies - Score: 70 (-1)
Most Honest Team: Chester Basin Seafoods Team #1 - Score: 78 (+7)
THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE...WE LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT SUMMER'S TOURNAMENT...SEE YOU THERE!
Ryan Green joins the Chester Clippers coaching staff
August 28, 2010
The Chester Clippers Jr. C Hockey Club announced Saturday that Ryan Green will join the Clippers’ coaching staff as an assistant coach for the 2010-11 season.
Originally from Hubbards, Green is currently the General Manager for Palooka's Executive Fitness in Bedford and Palooka's Boxing Club in Halifax and has been working there since 2007. Ryan has been a certified personal trainer for 6 years now training everyone from athletes to the general public, and operates ice hockey dry land training camps throughout the season and during the summer for PeeWee-Midget AAA teams in the Metro Halifax area. He also helped coach the Halifax Hawks Bantam B team last year.
Green joins Head Coach Eddie Young and assistant coaches Mike Richardson and Cody Hebb.
We are very happy to have Ryan joining us this season. We believe that his experience working in the training field will be very beneficial to the Chester Clippers.
Norris played well in EX game with Dieppe Jr. A
September 2, 2010
Clippers forward, Justin Norris, scored a goal and added an assist to help the Dieppe Jr A Commandos cruise to a 7-1 victory over the Summerside Jr A Western Capitals in a MHL exhibition game Thursday night.
Norris, who was one of the NS Jr. C league's best rookies last season, attended Dieppe's camp this summer and is now on his way back to Chester to begin training camp with the Clippers on Friday in Tantallon.
Justin is expected to be a big part of this great team as the Clippers begin their journey towards that ONE GOAL.
Fans are encouraged to come out Friday and check out the returnees as well as a whole new crop of highly talented recruits...there is no charge to watch, so come out and support the Clippers.
CHESTER CLIPPERS 2010 TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE
September 3, 2010
The Chester Clippers Jr. C Hockey Club opened their 3rd Annual Training Camp on tonight, September 3rd at St. Margaret's Centre in Tantallon and Dalhousie University in Halifax. The camp includes 4 on-ice sessions, initial cost is $20 per player and must be paid in full at the first session; the second $20 must be paid in full at the third session for a total of $40. Training Camp is open to all players between ages of 16-20. If you played junior anywhere else in Canada full-time last season, please bring a copy of your release.
Training camp schedule: *You can still attend if you missed Day One.
Friday, September 3rd: 6:00-8:00pm - ST. MARGARET'S BAY ARENA - DAY ONE COMPLETE Saturday, September 11th: 7:00-9:30pm - DALHOUSIE MEMORIAL ARENA - INTER-SQUAD GAME: Score: BLUE 3, WHITE 17 Friday, September 17th: 9:00-10:30pm - ST. MARGARET'S BAY ARENA - 2nd INTER-SQUAD GAME: Score BLUE 6, WHITE 3 Saturday, September 18th: 7:00-8:30pm - ST. MARGARET'S BAY ARENA - EX GAME vs. Eastern Shore: Score: ES 4, CLIPPERS 0
The Clippers will also play in the Barrington Pre-season tournament on September 25-26 weekend.
For more information please contact Chester Clippers GM Jehad Assaff at firstname.lastname@example.org
Team White blows away Team Blue 17-3 in intersquad game
September 11, 2010
The Chester Clippers held their first intersquad match of the 2010 pre season on Saturday night at Dalhousie University Arena in Halifax. Team Blue took the early 3-2 after the first period, however the veteran stacked Team White rallied back to blow away Team Blue by a score of 17-3.
TEAM WHITE - 17
1 - 13:00 - Keith Hancock (Nick Mercer)
2 - 12:00 - Corey Young
3 - 13:06 - Sean O'Neill
4 - 11:18 - Corey Young (Justin Norris)
5 - 10:45 - Justin Norris
6 - 10:20 - Mark Rogers (Matt Wood, Scott Hancock)
7 - 9:59 - Matt Wood (Mark Rogers)
8 - 8:43 - Corey Young (Justin Norris, Wes Beaton)
9 - 8:19 - Justin Norris (Corey Young)
10 - 7:34 - Matt Wood (Sean O'Neill)
11 - 21:56 - Jeremy Russell (Justin Norris, Corey Young)
12 - 17:56 - Mark Rogers (Justin Norris)
13 - 15:30 - Mark Rogers (Sean O'Neill)
14 - 13:41 - Mark Rogers (Justin Norris)
15 - 10:59 - Justin Norris (Sean O'Neill)
16 - 3:10 - Justin Norris (Sean O'Neill)
17 - 1:55 - Mark Rogers (Corey Young, Justin Norris)
GOAL: Emma Crawley, Brandon MacKenzie
TEAM BLUE - 3
1 - 14:10 - Kyle Wilson
2 - 13:50 - Kyle Wilson
3 - 1:33 - Kyle Wilson
GOAL: Anthony Bernas, Stan Bishira
Eastern Shore defeats Chester 4-0 in exhibition match
September 18, 2010
The Chester Clippers and Eastern Shore Mariners played Saturday night at the St. Margaret's Centre in an pre-season match. The Mariners came out on top, defeating the Clippers by a score of 4-0. The Clippers and Mariners will now both head to Barrington for the Annual Pre-season Tournament. Schedule to follow in next 1-2 days.
THANKS TO ALL THE FANS WHO CAME OUT TO WATCH...WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT.
2010-11 Regular Season Schedule Released
September 19, 2010
The 2010-11 NSJCHL Regular Season Schedule has been released. Each team will play a 30-game schedule. The Clippers begin the season at home on Saturday, October 2nd at 7:15pm as they host the Amherst-based Fundy Phantoms.
The Clippers full 30-game schedule (also listed on the web-calendar):
Chester Clippers 2010-11 Regular Season Schedule - HOME GAMES IN BOLD
Saturday 2nd Fundy vs. Chester 7:15pm
Sunday 3rd Chester @ Fundy 3:00pm
Saturday 9th Valley vs. Chester 7:15pm
Sunday 10th New Waterford vs. Chester TBD
Friday 15th Chester @ Clare 8:00pm
Saturday 16th Eastern Shore vs. Chester 7:15pm
Sunday 17th Chester @ South Shore 3:15pm
Saturday 23rd South Shore vs. Chester 7:15pm
Saturday 30th Chester @ Barrington 7:30pm
Saturday 6th Chester @ Eastern Shore 7:00pm
Saturday 13th Barrington vs. Chester 7:15pm
Monday 15th Chester @ Avon 8:00pm
Saturday 20th Clare vs. Chester TBD
Friday 26th Chester @ Barrington 8:00pm
Saturday 27th Chester @ Valley 7:00pm
Saturday 4th Valley vs. Chester 7:15pm
Saturday 11th Oxford vs. Chester 7:15pm
Sunday 12th South Shore vs. Chester TBD
Friday 17th South Shore vs. Chester TBD
Saturday 18th Avon vs. Chester 7:15pm
Sunday 19th Chester @ Barrington 2:30pm
Friday 7th Barrington vs. Chester TBD
Saturday 8th Chester @ Clare 8:00pm
Saturday 15th Chester @ New Waterford 7:30pm
Sunday 16th Chester @ Oxford 3:00pm
Saturday 22nd Valley vs. Chester 7:00pm
Saturday 29th Chester @ Valley 7:00pm
Sunday 30th Chester @ South Shore 3:15pm
Friday 4th Chester @ Clare 8:00pm
Saturday 5th Clare vs. Chester 7:15pm
-- END OF REGULAR SEASON --
ROUND ONE OF PLAYOFFS START Friday February 11th, 2011.
Chester finishes 3rd in Pre-Season Tournament in Barrington
September 26, 2010
The Chester Clippers went 2-0 at the Barrington pre-season on Saturday finishing 1st after round robin play, however the Clippers lost this morning 5-3 in the semi-final and ended up finishing 3rd overall in tournament based on round robin stats.
GOALTENDER: Ben Bailey (26 out of 31 shots stopped)
Chester beats Fundy Phantoms 18-1 in season opener
October 2, 2010
The Chester Clippers opened the 2010-11 season with a 18-1 victory over the Amherst-based, Fundy Phantoms on Saturday night in Chester. Mark Rogers netted 6 goals and added an assist, forward Justin Norris had 8 assists as well as 1 goal, Matt Wood also had 7 points. Corey Young scored the game winning goal. Ben Bailey took the win in nets for Chester.
Shots on goal were 67-8 for the Clippers. Full player stats can be viewed on the "Game Results" page.
The Clippers now head to Amherst on Sunday afternoon to face the Phantoms in the finale of the weekend home and home series. Game time is 3pm at the Amherst Stadium.
Clippers beat Fundy 21-2 to sweep season series
October 3, 2010
The Chester Clippers travelled to Amherst on Sunday to play versus the Fundy Phantoms in the finale of their weekend home and home series. The Clippers came back home with a 21-2 victory with Brandon Goudey leading the way with 5 goals. Kyle Dilosa had 4 goals, while Corey Young added 8 points and Justin Norris had a 6 point night. Alex Mader took the win in nets for the Clippers. The full player game stats can be viewed on the "game results" page.
Shots on goal were 63-19 for Chester.
The Chester Clippers will host the Valley Fuelers next Saturday, October 9th at 7:15pm in Chester and then the New Waterford Jets come to Chester on Sunday October 10th at 11:30am.
Clippers sail over Valley 11-0
October 9, 2010
The Chester Clippers continued to romp, this time taking the Valley Fuelers by an 11-0 score. Justin Norris led the way with 4 goals, while Corey Young had 3 goals, and Dan Doyle, Justin Bowen, Keith Hancock, and Scott Hancock added 1 each. Ben Bailey got the shutout stopping 17 shots. Chris hersey took the loss. Shots on goal were 58-17.
The Clippers play again tomorrrow, Sunday morning, at 11:15am in Chester as they host the New Waterford Jets.
Chester shuts out New Waterford 9-0
October 10, 2010
The Chester Clippers extended their winning streak to 4 games after shutting out the New Waterford Jets, 9-0 on Sunday morning. Leading the way for the Clippers was Corey Young with 4 goals and 2 assists, while Justin Norris also netted 3 goals. Jeremy Russell and Wes Beaton each added a single goal. Stan Bishara played the first 2 periods, taking the win for Chester; then Alex Mader played in nets in the third period to finish off the game. Shots on goal were 46-19 for the Clippers.
For full player stats, see the "Game Results" page on the Clippers website.
The Clippers will return back to action next weekend, as they travel to Clare on Friday, then return to Chester on Saturday to host the defending Maritime champions Eastern Shore Mariners. Warm-up 7:15pm, Game time is 7:40pm
Chester pulls out 4-3 shootout win in Clare
October 15, 2010
Chester squeezed out the road win Friday night in Clare, defeating the Lions 4-3 in a shootout. The Clare team out-played the Clippers for the majority of the game, outshooting the Clippers 41-27, however the stellar play of Chester netminder Ben Bailey was the difference in the game. Scoring for the Clippers in regulation time was Mark Rogers with 2 goals and Corey Young with the game-tying goal with exactly 1:00 minute left in the third period. With no scoring in OT, the teams went to a shootout and the Clippers' Justin Norris sealed the deal with the shootout winner.
The Clippers will now host the defending Atlantic champs, Eastern Shore Mariners, on Saturday night in Chester at 7:15pm...if you are a true hockey fan, this game should not be missed. BE THERE TO SUPPORT YOUR CLIPPERS!!!
Clippers beat Eastern Shore 7-4
October 16, 2010
The Chester Clippers hosted the defending Atlantic champions, Eastern Shore Mariners on Saturday night in Chester and defeated the Mariners by a score of 7-4 to stretch their winning streak to 6 games. Justin Norris led the way for the Clippers with 3 goals and 2 assists. Mark Rogers, Corey Young, Matt Wood and Kyle Dilosa each added a signle goal. Alex Mader also played well, getting the win in nets for the Clippers. Shots on goal were 48-41 for Eastern Shore.
The Clippers now head to Liverpool on Sunday afternoon to face the South Shore Wild. Start time is 3:00pm.
Chester defeats South Shore 13-2
October 17, 2010
The Chester Clippers travelled to Liverpool on Sunday afternoon to play the South Shore Wild and the Clippers drove back home later Sunday evening with a solid 13-2 victory to extend their winning streak to 7 games.
Leading the charge for the Clips was #15 Justin Norris with 5 goals and an assist. Kyle Dilosa added 3 goals and 2 assists, and Nick Mercer potted 2 goals while Jordan Kenny, Corey Young and Scott Hancock each had a single goal. Ben Bailey took the win in goal for Chester.
Shots on net were 49-20 for South Shore. South Shore comes to Chester next Saturday October 23rd. Warmup is 7:15pm, game time is 7:40pm.
Clippers shutout South Shore 17-0
October 23, 2010
The Chester Clippers beat South Shore on Saturday night by a large margin of 17-0, to extend their record to a perfect 8-0 to start the 2010/11 season. Nick Mercer started the Clippers off with the 1st goal which proved to be the game-winning goal. Corey Young scored a natural hat trick and added 3 assists for a 6 point night. Luc Way and Justin Norris each had 5 point nights. The Clippers newest addition to the roster, Andrew Stewart, had 2 goals and 2 assists in his debut with Chester.
Other scorers for the Clippers were Matt Wood with 2, Justin Bowen, Dan Doyle, Nick Ferguson, and Scott Hancock.
Alex Mader got the win and shutout in nets for Chester. Chester outshot South Shore 69-10.
The Clippers will play their next game on Saturday October 30th on the road in Barrington. Game time at the Barrington rink is 7:30pm.
PUBLIC SKATE with the CLIPPERS
October 23, 2010
Hey fans, come out to the Public Skate tonight from 6-6:30pm to skate around with your CHESTER CLIPPERS!
Then, stick around to watch the Clips battle the South Shore Wild at 7:15pm...game admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for kids 5 years or younger! Great and Inexpensive Family Fun!!!
Barrington ends Chester's winning streak
October 30, 2010
Jeff Goulden scored his second of the game with 1:35 left in the third and gave the Barrington Ice Dogs a 4-3 win over the previously unbeaten Chester Clippers. Logan Quinlan and Robert Surette also scored for the Ice Dogs who scored three times in the third for the win. Justin Norris, Brandon Goudey and Luc Way replied for the Clippers. Colin Huskins stopped 26 of 29 shots for the win and Ben Bailey kicked out 32 as the Dogs outshot the Clippers 36-29. The Clippers will practice next Wednesday and then head to Eastern Shore next Saturday, November 6th to face the Jr. Mariners.
Clippers defeat Mariners 9-1
November 6, 2010
The Chester Clippers defeated the Eastern Shore Mariners by a large margin of 9-1 on Saturday night in Eastern Shore. In David Conroy's first game of the season, he lead the way with 4 goals and an assist for a 5 point night. Jordan Kenny had 2 goals, Justin Norris had 2 goals and Nick Mercer scored a single goal.
Alex Mader played outstanding in nets, taking the win for Chester, stopping 25 of 26 shots. The Clippers outshot Eastern Shore 40-26.
The Clippers will play their next game at home next Saturday, November 13th at the Chester Rink vs. Barrington...BE THERE TO SUPPORT YOUR CLIPPERS!!!
Barrington beats Chester 5-3
November 13, 2010
The Barrington Ice Dogs visited the Chester Clippers Saturday night and returned back home with a 5-3 victory over the Clippers, snapping Chester's 5-game unbeaten streak at home. The Barrington Ice Dogs outshot the Clippers 49-42, with Ben Bailey taking the loss in nets for Chester.
The Clippers will now head to Brooklyn on Monday the 15th to face the Avon River Rats. Game time is 8pm at the Brooklyn rink.
Clippers beat River Rats 8-2
November 15, 2010
The Clippers got back onto the winning path again by defeating the Avon River Rats 8-2 on Monday evening in Brooklyn. Justin Norris lead the charge with 4 goals, with Luc Way, Justin Bowen (penalty shot goal), Kyle Dilosa, and Scott Hancock each notching single goals. Clippers team captain Scott Hancock notched his 99th career Jr. C point with his goal on Monday and will be looking for his 100th point this Saturday night.
Ben Bailey stopped 23 of 25 shots as he took his 5th win for Chester in nets. Shots on net were 38-25 for Chester.
The Clips now head back home and will practice Wednesday as they prepare for a battle with divisional rival, Clare Lions on Saturday, November 20th at home in Chester.
Chester doubles Clare 6-3
November 20, 2010
The Chester Clippers defeated the Clare Lions by a score of 6-3 this Saturday afternoon in Chester. The Clippers were lead by the strong goaltending performance of Alex Mader who stopped 40 of 43 shots. Kyle Dilosa had 2 goals, Luc Way, Jon Barkhouse, Justin Bowen and Mark Rogers each added single goals. Clippers captain, Scott Hancock, tallied his 100 career regular season point in Junior C on the Clippers' 5th goal. Shots on goal were 43-31 for the Clare Lions.
The Clippers will now practice on Wednesday and the they head to Barrington on Friday and then Digby on Saturday for back-to-back road games. Game time Friday the 26th is 8pm in Barrington and then 7pm in Digby to play Valley on Saturday the 27th.
Chester defeats Barrington 7-2
November 26, 2010
The Chester Clippers got two goals from Nick Ferguson to help them skate to a 7-2 win in Barrington Friday. Justin Norris, Jordan Kenny, Nick Mercer, Mark Rogers and Matt Wood also scored for Chester, Alex Mader got the win in nets for Chester as the Clippers outshot the Dogs 49-20.
The Clippers will head to Digby tomorrow night to face the Valley Fuelers. Game time is 7pm.
Clippers beat Valley 12-3
November 27, 2010
The Chester Clippers defeated the Valley Fuelers 12-3 in Digby on Saturday evening. Kyle Dilosa lead the way with 8 points, while Justin Norris also scored 4 goals and added 2 assists, which meant that Norris achieved his 100th career point in Jr. C hockey, the second Clipper player to do so this month, the other being Scott Hancock. Clippers defenseman Jordan Kenny had 5 assists, while the newest addition to the roster, Jory Uhlman from Bridgewater, NS, scored 2 goals and added an assist in his debut with the Clips.
Ben Bailey took the win in nets for Chester. The Clips outshot Valley 59-16.
Chester will host the Valley Fuelers this Saturday, December 4th at the Chester Rink. Warmup at 7:15pm, game time 7:35pm. BE THERE TO CHEER ON YOUR CHESTER CLIPPERS!
Clippers take 16-4 victory over short-staffed Valley team
December 4, 2010
The Chester Clippers hosted a very short-staffed Valley Fuelers team on Saturday night in Chester and defeated them by a 16-4 score. The Clippers were lead by Kyle Dilosa who had 4 goals, while Justin Norris scored 3 goals. The newest Clipper, Brandon Snow, also scored 3 goals in his debut, and Wes Beaton scored 2 goals. Nick Mercer, Luc Way, Mark Rogers and Justin Bowen each scored single goals. Alex Mader got the win in goal for Chester, as the Clippers outshot Valley 65-26.
Powerplay Success leads to 6-1 victory over Oxford
December 11, 2010
The Chester Clippers scored 4 powerplay goals on Saturday night which lead them to a 6-1 victory over the visiting Oxford Colts. Mark Rogers lead the way with 3 goals, while Justin Norris, Nick Mercer and Jordan Kenny each fired single goals. Ben Bailey took the win in goal for the Clippers, as Chester outshot Oxford 44-22.
Chester defeats South Shore 6-1
December 12, 2010
The Chester Clippers were back on the ice again on Sunday morning as they hosted the South Shore Wild. The Clippers extended their winning streak to 7 in a row, as the defeated the South Shore Wild by a score of 6-1. Mark Rogers and Brandon Snow each scored a pair of goals, while Justin Norris and Wes Beaton each scored 1 goal to round out the scoring for the Clippers. Alex Mader got the win in nets for Chester, as the Clippers outshot the Wild 53-11.
South Shore returns back to Chester on Friday, December 17th to face the Clippers. Game time is 6:15pm. COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR CHESTER CLIPPERS!!!
Chester routs South Shore 16-0, Jordan Kenny breaks record.
December 17, 2010
The Chester Clippers extended their winning streak to 8 games on Friday evening as they downed the visiting South Shore Wild, 16-0, in Chester. The win puts Chester in first place in West Division, 1 point ahead of the Clare Lions. Scoring for the Clippers was Kyle Dilosa and Justin Norris with 4 goals each, Mark Rogers and Nick Mercer with 2 goals each, with Wes Beaton, Mathieu Bourgeois, Matt MacDonald, and Brandon Snow each scoring single goals.
Defenseman Jordan Kenny reached 46 points this season tonight, which breaks the previous "single-season point record by a defenseman" of 44 points. Congratulations to Jordan Kenny.
Alex Mader stopped 11 of 11 shots playing 44 minutes of the game, and then Mitchell Walker stopped 3 of 3 shots playing the final 6 minutes of the third period. Total shots on goal were 50-14 for Chester.
Norris leads Chester to 5-3 victory over Avon
December 18, 2010
Justin Norris scored 4 times to lead the Chester Clippers to their season-high, 9th consecutive win, as the Clippers defeated the Avon River Rats 5-3 on Saturday night in Chester. Wes Beaton scored the Clippers 4th goal, which proved to be the game winner. Ben Bailey got the win in goal for Chester. Total shots on goal were 42-33 for Chester.
Norris breaks league point record as Clippers shutout Barrington 11-0
December 19, 2010
The Chester Clippers shutout the Barrington Ice Dogs 11-0 to extend their win streak to 10 games. Justin Norris had 5 goals and 2 assists, which gives him 92 points so far this season and breaks the previous Nova Scotia Junior C single-season point record of 89, which was held by Eastern Shore's Ryan Morris ---- Congratulations Justin. Mark Rogers had 2 goals today, while Kyle Dilosa, Brendan Connors, Nick Mercer and Matt Wood each had a single goal. Alex Mader stopped all 21 shots faced to pick up his second shutout of the season. Total shots on goal were 37-21 for Chester.
The Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League shuts down now for the holiday break. The Clippers return back to action on Friday, January 7th as the Barrington Ice Dogs come to town. Warm-up time will be 8:00pm, game time 8:30pm at Chester Rink.
Mike Richardson promoted to Head Coach
January 3, 2011
The Chester Clippers announced today the promotion of Mike Richardson to the position of Head Coach for the remainder of the 2010-11 season and playoffs. Mike will officially take over the Head Coaching duties from Eddie Young, who was injured in a car accident in early November and is currently in rehabilitation for his injuries. We hope to see Eddie back with the team in the near future. Cody Hebb and Ryan Green will continue to serve as assistant coaches.
Clippers sail to 7-2 win over Barrington
January 7, 2011
Six different Clipper players scored tonight to lead the team to their 11th straight win as they beat the Barrington Ice Dogs 7-2 in Chester. Justin Norris scored twice, while Brandon Snow, Mathieu Bourgeois, Kyle Dilosa, Brandon Goudey, and Wes Beaton each scored a single goal. Ben Bailey took the win in nets for Chester as he stopped 27 out of 29 shots. Chester outshot Barrington 45-29.
12 in a row
January 8, 2011
The Chester Clippers won their 12th straight game as they defeated Clare 4-2 in a tight match. Justin Bowen, Jon Barkhouse, Brandon Snow and Kyle Dilosa each scored. Alex Mader recorded the win in nets. Chester outshot Clare 28-25.
Chester Clippers Information Meeting RESCHEDULED for January 23rd
January 10, 2011
The Chester Clippers will be holding an open meeting on Sunday, January 23rd at 3pm in the Raven's Roost at the Chester Rink.
This meeting will be open for all members of the public to come and get information on how the team operates and for members of the public to express interest in volunteering to help the Clippers in fundraising or community activities.
We hope to see many of you out to this meeting. Please come out and learn more to see if you would like to help the Clippers grow in the community.
Kyle Dilosa and Justin Norris selected as West Division All-Stars
January 14, 2011
The Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League announced their 2010-11 All-Stars for the West and Central Divisions today, with Clipper forwards Kyle Dilosa and Justin Norris both being selected to to the West Division All Star team. The all-stars are voted by the league General Managers. The Chester Clippers are very proud of this accomplishment and we congratulate both Kyle and Justin, as well as the other players selected.
Here are the 2010-11 All-Star Teams:
WEST DIVISION ALL-STAR TEAM:
Forward - Justin Norris - Chester Clippers
Forward - Marc MacIntosh - Clare Lions
Forward - Kyle Dilosa - Chester Clippers
Defence - Renel Deveau - Clare Lions
Defence - Stephane LeBlanc - Clare Lions
Goaltender - Anthony Skerry - South Shore Wild
CENTRAL DIVISION ALL-STAR TEAM:
Forward - Ryan Morris - Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners
Forward - Carson Colbourne - Avon River Rats
Forward - Craig Ferguson - Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners
Defence - Bobby Sacre - Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners
Defence - Trevor Waterfield - Fundy Phantoms
Goaltender - Tyler Ferdinand - Fundy Phantoms
Clippers get default win from New Waterford
January 15, 2011
The Chester Clippers will receive a 5-0 default win from tonight's regularly scheduled game in New Waterford. The New Waterford Jets ceased operations due to lack of finances and player commitment on December 31, 2010 and therefore all of their remaining games will be forfeited.
The Clippers will play in Oxford on Sunday afternoon at 3pm, as they attempt to win their 14th game in a row.
Chester beats Oxford 5-1
January 16, 2011
The Clippers extended their winning streak to 14 games as they defeated the Oxford Colts 5-1 on Sunday afternoon in Oxford. Scott Hancock, Brendan Connors, Justin Norris, Justin Bowen and Wes Beaton each scored. Ben Bailey got the win in nets for Chester. The Clippers outshot Oxford 38-29.
Chester sails over Valley 9-1 for 15th straight win
January 22, 2011
Brandon Snow scored four times for the Chester Clippers as the romped over the Valley Fuelers 9-1 in Chester. David Conroy added a pair, while Matt Wood, Jordan Kenny and Nick Ferguson notched singles. Alex Mader had an easy night turning aside 7 of 8 shots he faced for the win. Chester outshot Valley 63-8
Chester defeats Valley 10-1
January 29, 2011
Chester picked up their 16th consecutive win Saturday night as they beat the Valley Fuelers 10-1. Justin Norris lead the way with 4 goals, Nick Mercer had 2 goals, while Brandon Goudey, Scott Hancock, Corey Young, and Kyle Dilosa each scored 1 goal. Alex Mader got the win in nets for Chester. Chester outshot Valley 53-14.
Clippers keep on rolling with 17th straight win
January 30, 2011
The Chester Clippers extended their winning streak to 17 straight games as they easily defeated the South Shore Wild by a score of 16-1. Brandon Goudey scored 4 goals, Justin Norris and Luc Way each scored 3 goals, while Corey Young, Brendan Connors, Justin Bowen, Jordan Kenny, Mark Rogers, and Matt Wood each scored once. Ben Bailey got the win in nets.
Clippers comeback to beat Clare 7-6 and clinch 1st place overall
February 4, 2011
The Chester Clippers were down 4-1 going into the third period tonight in Clare, however the Clipper players all showed a tremendous amount of heart and character as they came back to beat the Lions 7-6 in a shootout to clinch 1st place overall in the NS Junior C League. Jordan Kenny scored at 16:47 in the 3rd to bring the the score to 4-2, but the Lions responded scoring to make it 5-2, then Nick Mercer brought the Clips back into the game making it 5-3 at 13:21, however Clare's Renal Deveau scored at 10:55 to make it 6-3 for the Lions. However, the Clippers never gave up and continued to battle as both David Conroy and Brandon Goudey scored to bring the score to 6-5; and then with only 5 seconds remaining on clock, Corey Young scored to tie the game at 6-6 and send both teams to overtime. Alex Mader started the game and got the win in nets. Ben Bailey relieved Mader at 10:55 of the 3rd period.
The five-minute overtime solved nothing as both teams headed to shootout. Chester's David Conroy scored the only goal in the shootout and Ben Bailey stopped all five Clare shooters as the Clippers won the game and clinched 1st overall in the Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League.
Chester shuts out Clare 7-0 to wrap up regular season
February 5, 2011
David Conroy scored a hat trick as the Chester Clippers skated to a 7-0 win over the Clare Lions on Saturday night. Brandon Snow, Justin Bowen, Mark Rogers, and Luc Way added a goal each. Ben Bailey got the win in goal. Shots were 33-23 for the Clippers.
THREE STARS OF THE MONTH
February 8, 2011
THE CHESTER CLIPPERS THREE STARS OF THE MONTH
1st star: Justin Norris (9 GP, 20 G, 25 A, 45 Points) 2nd star: Ben Bailey (5 GP, 4 W, 1 L, 1.96 GAA, 0.934 SV%) 3rd star: Jordan Kenny (9 GP, 2 G, 22 A, 24 Points)
1st star: Justin Norris (6 GP, 10 G, 11 A, 21 Points) 2nd star: Jordan Kenny (5 GP, 2 G, 9 A, 11 Points) 3rd star: Scott Hancock (6 GP, 2 G, 9 A, 11 Points)
Clippers win 8-0 to take 1-0 series lead
February 11, 2011
The Chester Clippers beat the South Shore Wild 8-0 on Friday night to take a 1-0 lead in the Best of 5, first round playoff series. The Clippers dominated most of the game outshooting the Wild 51-8. Justin Norris had 2 goals, while Brandon Snow, Wes Beaton, Taylor Zinck, Scott Hancock, Nick Mercer and Mark Rogers each had a goal. Alex Mader got the win in nets.
Game 2 goes tomorrow night in Chester at 7:30pm. See you there!
Chester shuts out South Shore 12-0, lead series 2-0.
February 12, 2011
Mark Rogers' 5 goals and Justin Norris' 4 goals helped the Clippers cruise to a 12-0 victory over the South Shore Wild to take a 2-0 series lead in the Best 3 of 5. Chester once again controlled much of the game, with the Clippers outshooting the Wild 67-4. Corey Young also had 2 goals while Scott Hancock scored a single goal. Ben Bailey got the win in goal for Chester.
Game 3 of the series will take place next Friday, February 18th at 9:00pm in Liverpool.
Chester beats South Shore 9-0 to move on to Division Finals
February 18, 2011
Corey Young scored a hat trick to help lead the Chester Clippers to a 9-0 victory over the South Shore Wild on Friday night in Liverpool. Brandon Goudey had two goals, while Jon Barkhouse, David Conroy, Mathieu Bourgeois, and Wes Beaton each scored single goals. Alex Mader got the win in nets. Chester outshot South Shore 44-11.
With the win, the Clippers take the first round series 3 games to 0 and will now advance to play the winner of the Clare/Barrington series in the West Division Finals. Game 1 will take place in Chester on Friday, February 25th at 8:00pm.
Clare edges Chester 5-4 to take 1-0 series lead
February 25, 2011
The Chester Clippers lost 5-4 to the Clare Lions in a tough Game 1 battle in the best 4 of 7 West Division Championship series. Justin Norris had 2 goals, while Kyle Dilosa and Mark Rogers each had a goal. Ben Bailey started in goal for Chester and was relieved by Alex Mader at 7:57 of the 2nd period. Chester outshot Clare 34-31.
The Clippers will look to even up the series tomorrow, Feb 26th at 7;30pm in Game Two at the Chester Rink. Come out and support your Clippers.
Clippers beat Clare 5-3 to even up series 1-1
February 26, 2011
The Chester Clippers came out strong on Saturday night and took Game two by a score of 5-3 over the Clare Lions to even up the best of 7 series at 1-1. Corey Young, Mark Rogers, Matt Wood, David Conroy, and Justin Norris each scored once to lead Chester to the win. Alex Mader took the win in nets. Chester outshot Clare 32-29.
Game 3 will take place on Friday, March 4th at 8:30pm at the Universite Ste. Anne in Church Point. Come and support your Clippers!
Clippers lose game three 5-4 in double overtime
March 4, 2011
The Chester Clippers suffered a heartbreaking 5-4 loss in double overtime to the Clare Lions on Friday night in Game three of the best of seven series. Clare now leads the series 2-1. Justin Norris had two goals, Kyle Dilosa and Brandon Snow each had a goal. The Clippers had multiple scoring chances in the overtime however they couldn't capitalize on any. Alex Mader took the loss in goal. Chester outshot Clare 56-44. The Clippers will look to rebound with a victory in game four tomorrow night in Clare at 8pm.
Clippers lose Game Four 3-2 in overtime
March 5, 2011
The Chester Clippers lost in overtime for the second straight night, as Clare won Game four 3-2 on Saturday night. The Clippers are now in a do or die situation, down 3-1 in the best 4 of 7 series. David Conroy and Corey Young had Chester's two goals. Ben Bailey took the loss in nets. Chester out shot Clare 39-35.
The Clippers host Game 5 tomorrow Sunday March 6th at 6:30pm at the Chester Rink....come out and cheer on your Clippers!
Clippers win Game 5 in overtime to stay alive
March 6, 2011
Taylor Zinck scored the game winner in overtime to give Chester the 5-4 win in Game 5 on Sunday evening in Chester to a force Game 6. David Conroy had two goals, while Brandon Goudey and Corey Young each had a single goal. Alex Mader got the win in goal for the Clippers. Chester outshot Clare 36-31.
Chester will head to Clare for Game 6 on Friday, March 11th at 8:30pm as they look to force a Game 7 back in Chester on Saturday.
Clippers win Game Six 7-5 to force Game Seven on Saturday
March 11, 2011
The Chester Clippers defeated the Clare Lions by a score of 7-5 to take Game 6 and force a series deciding Game 7 on Saturday night at 8pm in Chester. Corey Young had 2 goals, while Justin Norris, Brandon Snow, Kenneth Stevens, Scott Hancock, and Mark Rogers each scored a single goal. Alex Mader got the win in nets for the Clippers. Chester outshot Clare 36-25.
Come out tomorrow night and cheer on the Clippers!
Lets go Clippers!
Chester wins Game 7 to take series 4-3
March 12, 2011
The Chester Clippers, who were down 3 games to 1 after Game 4, made the remarkable comeback to win the series 4-3 after defeating the Clare 6-1 tonight in Game 7 at the Chester rink. With the victory, the Clippers take home the West Division Championship and now advance to the Provincial Championship series where they will play Eastern Shore in a best 4 of 7 series, starting next weekend.
Scoring for Chester tonight was Brandon Goudey with 2 goals, while David Conroy, Corey Young, Luc Way, and Justin Norris each had a goal. Alex Mader took the win in nets for Chester. The Clippers outshot Clare 37-23.
Stay tuned for the schedule for the Provincial Championship series.
2011 PLAYOFF RECAP
March 15, 2011
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE: West #1 - Chester vs. Central #1 - Eastern Shore
Friday, March 18
Eastern Shore 4, Chester 3 (OT)
Saturday, March 19
Eastern Shore 5, Chester 4 (OT)
Thursday, March 24
Chester 4, Eastern Shore 2
Saturday, March 26
Chester 3, Eastern Shore 4
Sunday, March 27
Eastern Shore 6, Chester 3
WEST DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: #1 Chester vs. #2 Clare (Best 4 of 7 series)
Friday, Feb 25th
Clare 5, Chester 4
Clare leads 1-0
Saturday, Feb 26th
Clare 3, Chester 5
Series tied 1-1
Friday, March 4th
Chester 4, Clare 5 (OT2)
Clare leads 2-1
Saturday, March 5th
Chester 2, Clare 3 (OT)
Clare leads 3-1
Sunday, March 6th
Clare 4, Chester 5 (OT)
Clare leads 3-2
Friday, March 11th
Chester 7, Clare 5
Series tied 3-3
Saturday, March 12th
Clare 1, Chester 6
Chester wins 4-3
* If necessary
ROUND ONE: #1 Chester vs. #4 South Shore (Best 3 of 5 series)
Friday, Feb. 11th
South Shore 0, Chester 8
Chester leads 1-0
Saturday, Feb. 12th
South Shore 0, Chester 12
Chester leads 2-0
Friday, Feb. 18th
Chester 9, South Shore 0
Chester wins 3-0
Eastern Shore edges Chester 4-3 in OT to take 1-0 series lead
March 18, 2011
Eastern Shore beat Chester tonight 4-3 in overtime to take a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-seven, NSJCHL League Championship series. Scoring for Chester was Brennan Bailey, Justin Norris, and Wes Beaton. Ben Bailey took the loss in nets for Chester. The Clippers outshot Eastern Shore 47-33.
The Clippers will look to even up the series tomorrow night as Game 2 goes Saturday, March 19th at 7:30pm at the Eleanor Pew-Morris rink in Chester.
Clippers lose in OT again...trail series 2-0
March 19, 2011
The Chester Clippers lost 5-4 in overtime to the Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners and now trail 2-0 in the best of seven, league Championship series. The Clippers came out strong and lead the game 4-2 at one point, however unfortunately couldn't keep the lead as Eastern Shore stormed back to win in overtime. Scoring for Chester was David Conroy, Brandon Snow, Corey Young, and Justin Norris. Ben Bailey took the loss in nets for the Clippers. Chester out shot Eastern Shore 57-40.
The Clippers look to rebound with a victory when they head to Eastern Shore for Game 3 on Thursday, March 24th at 8pm.
Chester wins Game Three 4-2
March 24, 2011
The Chester Clippers battled hard all night to earn a 4-2 victory over the Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners in Game 3 of the best of seven Championship series. Kyle Dilosa, Brandon Goudey, Justin Norris and Brandon Snow each scored for the Clippers. Alex Mader played well in nets, picking up the win. Chester out shot Eastern Shore 36-29.
The Clippers will look to tie up the series in Game 4 on Saturday, March 26th in Eastern Shore at 7:00pm...come out to cheer on the Clippers!
Clippers lose Game Four 4-3
March 27, 2011
The Chester Clippers lost Game Four 4-3 on Saturday night in Eastern Shore, as the Mariners took a 3-1 series lead in the best-of-seven Championship series. Brandon Snow, Mark Rogers and Jon Barkhouse were the scorers for Chester. Alex Mader took the loss in nets for the Clippers. Chester outshot Eastern Shore 31-23.
It is now a do or die situation for Chester as they come back home to Chester for Game 5 on Sunday at 4pm...come out to cheer on the Clippers!
March 27, 2011
A season that started with so many high hopes and expections came to a crashing end on Sunday afternoon in Chester as the Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners beat the Chester Clippers 6-3 in Game 5 to win the 2011 Nova Scotia Jr. C Championship. Brandon Goudey, Mathieu Bourgeois and Jordan Kenny each scored for the Clippers, but it wasn't enough to beat the Mariners who scored early and never slowed down during the game. Alex Mader took the loss in goal for the Clippers. Chester out shot Eastern Shore, 46-25.
In a slightly more positive note, Clippers forward Justin Norris was selected as 2011 Playoff MVP.
The Clippers thank over-agers Scott Hancock, Mark Rogers, Matt Wood and Kenny Stevens for their service to the team as they retire from Junior hockey this year.
The team would also like thank all the fans who came out to support the Clippers during their playoff run, we hope you will all be there next season.
Norris and Mader receive league awards
March 28, 2011
Justin Norris was named League and Playoff MVP, while Alex Mader won the Top Goals-Against-Average goalie award. Congratulations to both players. All award winners are posted on the league website at www.nsjrchl.com
April 3, 2011
Message from Coach Richardson:
I would like to thank the Chester Clippers management, coaches, players and fans for welcoming me into their organization. It is time for me to step away from hockey to pursue personal endeavors. It was very enjoyable for me to be associated with some great players and most important, some very nice people. I wish the Clippers future success and hope next year will be the year the Atlantics will be achieved. I will not be a stranger at next year's games. See you at the rink.
Coach Mike Richardson
The Clippers organization wishes Coach Richardson the best of luck in his future endeavors and thanks him immensely for his contribution to the Chester Clippers Hockey Club over the past two season. Thank you.
Chester Clippers Thank their Fans
April 7, 2011
The Chester Clippers would like to thank the fans and sponsors for their support this season and playoffs. We hope that next season will be the year we bring a championship home to our faithful fans.
The Clippers continue to move in the right direction as they set many new league and franchise records. The Chester Clippers set new league regular season records for most goals scored (278) and least goals against (55), while setting a new franchise record for most wins in a season with 28.
Clippers forward Justin Norris broke the league's scoring record by reaching 119 points in 29 games. While, defenseman Jordan Kenny set a new league record for points by a defender with 59 pts in 25 games. Justin Norris was selected as the Nova Scotia Jr. C Hockey League's Most Valuable Player in both the regular season and playoffs. Goaltender Alex Mader won the statistical award for Top Goals-against-average (GAA), posting a league-best 1.93 GAA during the regular season.
The Chester Clippers would also like to thank Coach Mike Richardson for his dedication and commitment to the Clippers organization over the past two seasons. Coach Richardson has decided to retire from coaching to pursue his personal goals. We wish him the best of luck in the future.
Please continue to watch our website in the off-season as we will be updating it regularly.
Chester Clippers announce 2010/11 team awards
April 25, 2011
The Chester Clippers Jr. C Hockey Club hosted their third Annual Awards Night on Friday, April 22nd at the Atlantica Hotel and Marina in Western Shore, NS. The ceremony featured all the individual player and volunteer award presentions.
The first award of the evening was the Unsung Hero award which went to Wes Beaton. Beaton was a solid player for the Clippers this year, and was someone who the coaches could rely on to do whatever was needed of him.
The Chester Clippers presented all-star forward Kyle Dilosa with the newly created George MacDonald Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Athletic Performer. This award was created to remember George MacDonald, who was an original member of our board of directors. Unfortunately, George passed away following our first season in 2009. Kyle Dilosa is a player who displayed outstanding athletic performances throughout the regular season and who is very commited to his level of fitness and athleticism.
Justin Norris picked up this year's Most Goals and Most Points award as he lead the Clippers with 61 goals and also lead the team and league with a record-breaking 119 points in 29 games.
Jordan Kenny took home the Defenseman of the Year award, as he broke a league record for most points by a defenseman with 59 points in 25 games played.
The Best Sportsmanship award went to overage forward Matt Wood, while forward Wes Beaton was selected as the Most Improved Player.
Corey Young took home this year's Best Defensive Forward award, 18-year old goalie Alex Mader took home this year's team Rookie of the Year award.
Taking home the Fan's Choice award was Fox Point's Corey Young.
Justin Norris was awarded with this year's Most Valuable Player trophy. Norris was also selected as the Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League's Most Valuable Player in the regular season and also in the Playoffs.
Kyle Dilosa and Justin Norris were also honoured earlier this year by the Nova Scotia Jr. C Hockey League as West Division All-Stars. Clippers goalie Alex Mader received the league award for Best Goals-Against Average, as he posted a league-best 1.93 GAA during the regular season.
The top graduating player award went to Mark Rogers. The Clippers also presented jerseys to all four overage players graduating from junior hockey this season. Overagers Mark Rogers, Matt Wood, Kenneth Stevens and Scott Hancock were each presented their jerseys at the banquet in honour of their service to the Clippers. All of them brought strong leadership, work ethic and character to the team and they will be greatly missed in the future.
The Clippers also presented team captain and graduating defenseman Scott Hancock with a special framed puck, recognizing his 100th career point which he scored back on November 20th in Chester against the Clare Lions.
Long-time team volunteer Bev Armstrong was honoured with the Michael "Beaker" Broome Award for Volunteer of the Year. Bev has been a team director since the first season in 2008/09.
CLIPPERS JERSEY SALE!!!
May 20, 2011
THE CLIPPERS ARE SELLING ALL THEIR WHITE & NAVY JERSEYS AT A SPECIAL RATE OF $30 per JERSEY!!!
CALL JEHAD ASSAFF NOW TO BUY YOUR JERSEY - 902-275-5755 or 902-279-1055.
DO YOU WANT TO BE CLIPPER?
Are you interested in playing with the Chester Clippers? Fill out the recruitment form or contact Clippers' GM Jehad Assaff at email@example.com or 902-279-1055 for more info. Be sure to include your email and phone number when filling out the form to get training camp updates.
Clippers seeking Equipment Manager for 2011-12 season
May 30, 2011
Chester Clippers Jr. C Hockey Club Equipment Manager
Job Responsibilities: · Issue jerseys, pant shells, and socks to Chester Clippers players · Wash and maintain uniforms as necessary, at home. · Ensure that players' sticks are taped and skates are sharpened on game day · The job function and responsibilities for this position are negotiable
Benefits: · The Equipment Manager will receive mention on the official website at www.chesterclippers.ca and in the club's game program. · The Equipment Manager will be reimbursed for any and all General Manager authorized expenses. · This position is currently volunteer, but a stipend may be negotiated depending on the extent of the workload.
CLIPPERS MIXED SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT - JULY 8-10th - HUBBARDS
June 11, 2011
The Chester Clippers Mixed Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament
July 8-10th, 2011 - Hubbards, NS
COST PER TEAM: $250, plus a new softball
PRIZES: 1st Place: $500 2nd Place: $250
BBQ Canteen on site...Game MVP prizes
CONTACT JEHAD AT 279-1055 or ANGIE AT 233-5724 TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM!!!
All proceeds go towards the Chester Clippers Jr C Hockey Team
Chester Clippers present three Grade 12 bursaries at Forest Heights
June 28, 2011
The Chester Clippers' president and general manager Jehad Assaff attended the Forest Heights graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 28th to present three Grade 12 graduates with bursaries from the Clippers.
Shalan Armstrong ($250) and Vanda Stevens ($150) received the Chester Clippers Co-op Student Bursary for their volunteer work with the Clippers over the past two years.
Clippers defenseman Nick Ferguson was awarded the Chester Clippers Student-Player Bursary in the amount of $100.
The Clippers congratulation Shalan, Vanda and Nick on their graduation and wish them the best of luck in their post-secondary studies.
CLIPPERS LOOKING FOR BILLET FAMILIES
The Chester Clippers Jr. C Hockey Club is looking for billet homes for two or three hockey players for the upcoming season. Billet families will receive a weekly payment to help cover the costs of housing the player. Billets will also receive season tickets for the entire family, plus discounts on Clippers merchandise.
Billeting is a fun and rewarding experience for the host family, as you will build an everlasting relationship with your billet and become a "second family" to the young hockey player.
For more information on billeting a player for the upcoming 2011-2012 season, please contact the Clippers GM Jehad Assaff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-279-1055.
Mike Bailey joins coaching staff
August 8, 2011
The Chester Clippers are pleased to announce that Mike Bailey will be joining the Clippers' coaching staff as an assistant coach for the 2011-12 season. Mike has coached various triple "AAA" teams over the past 10 years and we are confident that he will be a great addition to our staff. He joins Head Coach Eddie Young and Assistant Coach Ryan Green, as the Clippers prepare to battle for the Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada Championships.
Clippers welcome new South Shore Minor Midget AAA team
August 22, 2011
The Chester Clippers staff would like to welcome the new South Shore Minor Midget "AAA" team into our area. This new level of hockey will give the midget-aged players in the South Shore a great opportunity to develop their skills by playing against top quality teams from all over the province and Atlantic Canada. The Clippers look forward to working with the new Minor Midget team. For tryout info, check out http://ssmha.goalline.ca/show_tryouts.php?news_id=431014
September 2, 2011
The Chester Clippers Jr. C Hockey Club opened their 4th Annual Training Camp on Friday, September 2nd at the St. Margaret's Centre in Tantallon, NS. The camp includes 5 on-ice sessions.
DAY ONE: Friday, September 2, 2011 : DAY 1 COMPLETE
DAY TWO: Saturday, September 10, 2011 :DAY 2 COMPLETE
DAY THREE: Friday, September 16, 2011 : DAY 3 COMPLETE
DAY FOUR: Saturday, September, 17, 2011 : COMPLETE - FINAL "OPEN" TRYOUT DAY FIVE: Saturday, September 24, 2011: 7:00-9:30pm - EXHIBITION GAME vs. FUNDY
The Clippers will also participate in the Annual Pre-Season Tournament in Barrington, NS on October 1-2, 2011.
The Chester Clippers Junior C Hockey Club has named Corey Young captain for the upcoming 2011-12 season.
The fourth-year forward was a unanimous choice to be named captain in this, his last season with the club.
Officially the decision was made last week. But, ultimately it was made during last season's playoff run.
"I've been coaching Corey since he was 5 years old, with the exception of a few years," said his father and Clippers head coach Eddie Young. "He's been one of our leaders every year. But when the playoffs came last year he went to another level."
Corey was chosen by a panel of six members of the Clippers organization and not just his father.
"I was actually the last one to vote," Mr. Young said. "If the majority went another way that would have been fine with me. But Corey has worked very hard to get to this point."
In the end the vote wasn't close.
"He's a lead by example kind of guy," Mr. Young said. "He's not much of a rah, rah kind of guy although he will say something if it needs to be said, like he did in the playoffs. He's ready for this."
President and general manager Jehad Assaff agreed. "He has everything you look for in a captain," he said. "He does all the right things on and off the ice. If there's a team function he's the first one to sign up for it. It was a great choice and hopefully he'll lead us all the way to our first championship."
The alternate captains for the 2011-2012 season will be third-year veteran and reigning league MVP - Justin Norris, and second-year players Kyle Dilosa, and Mathieu Bourgeois. "All of these young men are great leaders and we are very excited to have them to lead our team".
Chester Clippers Golf Tournament
Please stay tuned for dates of 2012 spring tournament.
For more information, please call 902-279-1055
Clippers start off the Pre-Season with a W
September 25, 2011
Chester Clippers' forward Kyle Dilosa led the way with a hat-trick to help the Clippers defeat the Fundy Phantoms, 11-3, in game #1 of the 2011 pre-season on Saturday night in Tantallon. In what turned out to be a penalty-filled affair, the Clippers started off their pre-season on the right path...Brandon Snow and Justin Norris both had 4-point nights, other scorers for Chester were Luc Way, Corey Young, as well as rookies Luke Young, and Cory Babiak (2 goals). The Clippers outshot Fundy 54-21.
Chester will travel to Barrington next weekend (Oct 1st and 2nd) for the Annual James Nickerson Memorial Early Bird Tournament. On Sat, Oct 1st, the Clippers will face the defending Atlantic Canadian champs - Clare Lions at 12pm and then divisional rivals - Spryfield Attack at 6pm. Stay tuned for game results on www.chesterclippers.ca and www.twitter.com/ChesterClippers.
Chester Clippers win 2011 James Nickerson Memorial Pre-Season Tournament
October 2, 2011
After beating Oxford 10-0 in the final game, the Chester Clippers are the 2011 James Nickerson Memorial Pre-Season Tournament Champions. Chester went undefeated on the past weekend to capture their second Pre-Season tournament banner, the first one was back in 2009. The Clippers had tremendous offensive output on the weekend as they outscored their opponents 44-4. Here are the game box-scores, starting with game one...
Sat, Oct 1/11
Game 1: Clare Lions 0, Chester Clippers 15
1. Clippers: Brandon Snow (Matthew Miller)
2. Clippers: Ryan Horsman (Calvin Renton, Justin Bowen)
3. Clippers: Corey Young (Matthew Miller, Justin Norris)
The Chester Clippers management and coaching staff are pleased to announce the roster for the 2011-2012 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League Season. The season opens Saturday at 3pm in Brooklyn vs the Avon River Rats, then on Sunday at 2pm, the Clippers host Oxford in their home opener. Here is your Official 2011-2012 Clippers roster...
#30 - Ben Bailey - Lunenburg, NS
#33 - Olafr Schmidt - Lakeview, NS
#4 - Brock Hamilton - Toronto, ON
#6 - Mathieu Bourgeois "A" - Cheticamp, NS
#9 - Nick Ferguson - Chester, NS
#11 - Brendan Connors - Port Hawkesbury, NS
#14 - Justin Bowen - Cole Harbour, NS
#55 - Mike Snook - Dartmouth, NS
#61 - Chris Mills - Lunenburg, NS
#7 - Luke Young - Hubbards, NS
#8 - Brandon Snow - Baie Verte, NL
#15 - Justin Norris "A" - Moncton, NB
#17 - Calvin Renton - Burlington, ON
#18 - Corey Young "C" - Fox Point, NS
#19 - Kyle Young - Hubbards, NS
#21 - Luc Way - Eastern Passage, NS
#44 - Jeremy Church - Lunenburg, NS
#66 - Wes Beaton - Sackville, NS
#71 - Matthew Miller - Cheticamp, NS
#91 - Kyle Dilosa "A" - Petit Etang, NS
#94 - Ryan Horsman - Moncton, NB
Chester Clippers spoil Avon's home opener
October 8, 2011
Rookie goaltender Olafr Schmidt stopped all 26 shots for his first junior hockey shutout as the Chester Clippers beat the Avon River Rats 11-0 in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon. Brandon Snow led the way offensively with a hat trick, while Justin Norris had a 5-point game. The Clippers played a great road game, taking only 1 minor penalty all game. Rookie Luke Young also scored his first ever junor regular season goal. Other scorers for Chester were Kyle Young, Corey Young with 2, Ryan Horsman, and Jeremy Church. Shots on goal were 45-26 for the Clippers. Three Stars of the Game: 3rd star - Justin Norris, 2nd star - Olafr Schmidt, 1st star - Brandon Snow.
Clippers win Home Opener to start season with 2-0 record
October 9, 2011
The Chester Clippers kicked off their 2011-12 home season on Sunday afternoon with a bang as they beat the Oxford Colts 14-2. Matthew Miller lead the way with three goals, while Brandon Snow, Justin Norris (2), Kyle Young (2), Kyle Dilosa (2), Luc Way, Corey Young, Brock Hamilton, and Jeremy Church each scored. Andrew Barron and Jordan Duggan scored for Oxford. Ben Bailey got the win in nets for Chester. Shots on net were 50-21 for Chester. Three Stars of the Game: 3rd star - Brandon Snow, 2nd star - Kyle Dilosa, 1st star - Matthew Miller. Total attendance: 116
The Clippers play again at home next Sunday October 16 at 6:30pm versus Fundy.
Chester defeats Fundy 11-1 to improve to 3-0 record
October 16, 2011
The Chester Clippers defeated a short-staffed Fundy team 11-1 to improve their overall record to 3 wins and no losses. Wes Beaton led the offensive charge for the Clippers with a hat-trick. Justin Norris and Ryan Horsman each had a pair of goals, while Brendan Connors, Mathieu Bourgeois, Matthew Miller, and Brendon Snow each had a goal. Travis Ellis scored the lone goal for the Phantoms. Olafr Schmidt stopped 21 shots for the victory in nets for the Clippers. Shots on goal were 58-22 for Chester. Three Stars of the Game: 3rd star - Ryan Horsman, 2nd star - Wes Beaton, 1st star - Olafr Schmidt. Total attendance: 83
The Clippers will travel to Barrington on Friday, October 21 to face the Ice Dogs, and then on Saturday, October 22nd at 7pm, the Clippers host the defending Atlantic Champions Clare Lions. COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR CLIPPERS. Your Support Today will help keep the Clippers alive Tomorrow.
Clippers shutout Barrington 7-0
October 21, 2011
The Chester Clippers improved their record to 4-0 on Friday night as they defeated the Barrington Ice Dogs by a score of 7-0. Justin Norris scored 2 goals and added 2 assists for a 4 point night. Kyle Dilosa, Brandon Snow, Corey Young, Justin Bowen and Brendan Connors each had a goal. Ben Bailey stopped 18 shots against Chester for his first shutout of the 2011-12 season. Colin Huskins and Jared Nickerson split the loss in nets for the Ice Dogs. Shots on goal were 40-18 for Chester.
Chester Clippers sail over Clare Lions 12-1
October 23, 2011
Brandon Snow's 4 goal performance helped seal the victory over the Clare Lions as the Clippers won 12-1 on Saturday night in Chester. Matthew Miller and Ryan Horsman each had a pair of goals, while Kyle Dilosa, Kyle Young, Jeremy Church, and Justin Norris each had a single goal to bring Chester's season record to 5 wins and zero losses as they remain the only undefeated team in the provincial league. Olafr Schmidt played well in nets picking up the win for the Clippers, Nick Comeau took the loss in nets for Clare. Shots on goal were 61-34 for Chester. Total Attendance: 87
The Clippers will head to Liverpool to face the South Shore Wild on Friday, October 28th, then return home on Saturday, October 29th to host the Avon River Rats.
Clippers beat short-staffed Avon 5-2
October 29, 2011
The Chester Clippers defeated a very short-staffed Avon River Rats team 5-2 on Saturday evening in Chester. The referee was forced to stop the game, as per Hockey Canada regulations, at 15:29 of the 3rd period as the Avon River Rats team could not continue the game as they did not have enough players, due to being put on a 5-on-3 penalty-kill. The Chester Clippers truly apologize to our loyal fans for this ridiculous incident and hope that future visiting teams will begin to bring more than 8 players to play the Clippers. Again, we apologize and thank you for the continued support this season. Scorers for Clippers: Jeremy Church, Mike Snook, Justin Norris (2), and Brandon Snow. Ben Bailey got the win in nets for Chester. Shots on goal: Chester 35, Avon 19.
Clippers shutout South Shore 13-0
November 2, 2011
The Clippers defeated the South Shore Wlid tonight in Chester by a score of 13-0. This game was to be played last Friday in Liverpool, but was rescheduled for tonight in Chester and counted as a home game for the Wild. Justin Norris, Kyle Dilosa, and Brandon Snow each had a hat-trick, while Ryan Horsman picked up two goals, Corey Young and Luc Way each had a goal. Olafr Schmidt stopped all 23 shots faced to earn his 2nd shutout of the second, and he also picked up two assists in the game. Schmidt took the win for the Clippers, while Anthony Skerry and Marcus Selig split the loss for the Wild. Shots on goal were 72-23.
Chester Clippers still undefeated
November 5, 2011
The Chester Clippers continued their winning ways, as they hammered South Shore 13-0 on Saturday night and improved to an 8-0 regular season record. Corey Young led the charge with 3 goals, while defenseman Mathieu Bourgeois had 4 assists. Also scoring for Chester was Justin Bowen, Calvin Renton, Brandon Snow, Kyle Dilosa, Mike Snook, Brock Hamilton, Ryan Horman (2 goals), and Wes Beaton. Ben Bailey picked up the win and his 2nd shutout of the season as he turned away all 22 shots against. Marcus Selig and Anthony Skerry split the loss in goal for South Shore. Shots on goal were 50-22 for the Clippers.
Chester defeats Oxford 12-3 in penalty-filled affair
November 6, 2011
Kyle Dilosa and Ryan Horsman each scored a hat-trick and Justin Norris added 5 assists as the Clippers defeated the Oxford Colts 12-3 on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Clippers improved to a 9-0 regular season record. Also scoring the Clippers was Brandon Snow (2 goals), Corey Young (2 goals), Wes Beaton, and Jeremy Church. Jordan Duggan (2 goals) and Justin Farrow scored for Oxford. Olafr Schmidt got the win in nets for Chester, and Jesse Odgen took the loss for the Colts. Shots on net were: Chester 50, Oxford 20.
Chester continues winning streak
November 11, 2011
The Chester Clippers continued their winning streak as the posted their 10th straight win for a perfect 10-0 regular season record so far this year, as they defeated the Clare Lions 8-2 on Friday night at Universite Ste. Anne Arena in Clare. Brandon Snow put up 7 points and Kyle Dilosa scored a hat-trick to help push the Clippers to the victory. Also scoring for the Clippers was Mike Snook (2 goals), Luc Way, and Chris Mills. Scoring for Clare was Jean-Marc d'Entremont and Eric Locke. Ben Bailey got the win in nets for the Clippers, while Stan Bishara took the loss for Clare. Shots on goal were 34-27 for Chester.
Chester Clippers shut out Spryfield Attack
November 12, 2011
The Chester Clippers travelled to Spryfield on Saturday night to take on the 2nd place Silver & Black Attack and came back home with a 6-0 shut-out victory in order to improve to a perfect 11-0 record. Justin Norris scored twice, while Brandon Snow, Ryan Horsman, Corey Young and Josh Thompson each scored a goal. Olaf Schmidt took the win in nets for the Clippers and also earned his 3rd shutout of the season. Corey Breese took the loss in goal for the Attack. Shots on goal were 31-14 for Chester.
Good Luck to Jose Teixeira and Team Nova Scotia at The Dominion Men's Club Curling Championship
November 17, 2011
Good Luck to Jose Teixeira & the Chester team representing Nova Scotia at The Dominion Men's Club Curling Championship in Richmond, BC on Nov 21-26. Good luck from the Chester Clippers players and staff. Follow their progress at Nationals online at http://www.thedominioncurls.ca/en/2011.aspx
Chester routs Oxford 11-0
November 20, 2011
Chester defeated the Oxford Colts 11-0 on Sunday afternoon at the Oxford Arena to extend their record to 12 wins and zero losses this season. With the victory, the Clippers pick up their sixth shutout of the season, as Ben Bailey stopped all 15 shots for the win in nets. Wes Beaton capitalized three times for the hat-trick, while Ryan Horsman and Justin Norris each scored twice. Jeremy Church, Corey Young, Luc Way and Brandon Snow also scored for the Clippers. Shots on goal were: 57-15 for Chester.
The Clippers head to Barrington this Friday Nov 25th at 8pm to face the Sea Star Ice Dogs, then on Saturday night at 7:15pm the Clippers return home to face the Fundy Phantoms.
Chester Clippers welcome GN THERMOFORMING EQUIPMENT
November 21, 2011
The Chester Clippers are pleased to welcome GN THERMOFORMING EQUIPMENT as our newest Platinum Sponsor and our Sponsor of the Week! Check them out at www.gnplastics.com
Clippers go 2 for 2 this weekend to stay undefeated
November 26, 2011
The Chester Clippers won both their games this weekend to extend their undefeated record to 14-0 this season. On Friday night, the Clippers traveled to Barrington and defeated the Ice Dogs 4-1, as Calvin Renton, Ryan Horsman and Luc Way (2 goals) scored in the win. Olafr Schmidt took home the win in Barrington. Shots were 30-19.
On Saturday night, the Clippers sailed over a short-staffed Fundy Phantoms team, beating them by a score of 17-1. Kyle Dilosa, Corey Young and Brandon Snow each had a hat-trick. Calvin Renton and Ryan Horsman each fired two goals, while Justin Norris, Josh Thompson, Jeremy Church, and Mathieu Bourgeois each scored a single goal. Ben Bailey got the win in nets for the Clippers. Chester heavily outshot Fundy 79-10.
The Clippers welcome the 2nd place, Spryfield Silver & Black Attack to town next Saturday Dec 3rd at 7:15pm. Come out and support your Clippers!
The Chester Clippers Junior Hockey Club has always worked to help benefit our community and this year is no different, as the Clippers organization has selected 6 great worthy causes to support. These groups are as follows:
Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund, Movember Foundation for Men's Health, QEII Foundation, P.R.O. Kids Chester, Chester & Area Family Resource Centre.
Please make sure to attend all our games this year, but especially the upcoming charity nights at the Chester Rink:
Saturday, December 3rd - 7:30pm vs Spryfield -QEII FOUNDATION (50/50 ticket profits to be donated) Saturday, December 10th - 7:30pm vs Oxford - QEII FOUNDATION (50/50 ticket profits to be donated) Saturday, December 17th - 7:30pm - Alumni Game - P.R.O. KIDS CHESTER (Total game profits to be donated) Saturday, January 14th - 7:30pm vs Barrington - CHESTER & AREA FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE (50/50 ticket profits to be donated)
Chester Clippers rally to defeat Spryfield 7-4
December 3, 2011
The Chester Clippers came back from a 4-2 deficit in the third period to defeat the Spryfield Silver & Black Attack 7-4 on Saturday night, to remain undefeated with a 15-0 record. Justin Norris scored 3 goals for his 100th, 101st, and 102nd career regular season goals. Brandon Snow scored 2 goals including the game-winner. Jonah Gould scored his first goal in a Clippers sweater, while Wes Beaton notched an empty-netter to cap off the come from behind victory. Scoring for Spryfield was Jeremy MacDonald with 2 goals, Brian Dorrington and Connor Beck. Olafr Schmidt took the win in nets for Chester, while former Clipper Alex Mader took the loss for the Attack. Shots on goal were Chester 40, Spryfield 23.
Subway® Three Stars of the Game: 3rd star: Chester - #66, Wes Beaton; 2nd star: Chester - #8, Brandon Snow; 1st star: Chester #15, Justin Norris.
The Clippers will travel to Tatamagouche on Sunday to face the Fundy Phantoms at 3pm, then the Clippers will host their Silent Auction fundraiser on Friday December 9th at 6pm at the Focsle Tavern in Chester and welcome Oxford on Saturday the 10th at 7:30pm at the Chester Rink.
Chester extends winning streak to 16 games
December 4, 2011
The Clippers travelled to Tatamagouche on Sunday afternoon to face the Fundy Phantoms and returned home with a 13-1 victory to improve their record to 16-0. Justin Norris had a hat-trick for his second straight game, while Wes Beaton, Kyle Dilosa and Corey Young each sniped 2 goals. Jeremy Church, Ryan Horsman, Luc Way, and Jonah Gould each scored one goal. Scoring for Fundy was Ryan Perrigo. Ben Bailey got the win in nets for Chester, while Tyler Ferdinand took the loss for the Phantoms. Shots on net were 62-12 for Chester.
Clippers keep on rolling with 17th straight win
December 10, 2011
The Clippers kept their undefeated record going as they picked up their 17th straight win with a 7-1 victory over the Oxford Colts on Saturday night in Chester. Scoring for the Clippers was Corey Young and Brandon Snow with 2 goals each, while Justin Norris, Josh Thompson, and Alex Armstrong scored each. Scoring for Oxford was Liam Flannagan. Olafr Schmidt picked up the win in nets for Chester, while Jordan Giao got the loss for Oxford. Shots on net: Chester 41, Oxford 19.
Subway® Three Stars of the Game: 3rd star: Chester, #15 Justin Norris; 2nd star: Chester, #6 Mathieu Bourgeois; 1st star: Chester, #18 Corey Young.
Thanks to everyone who supported our Dec 9th Auction
December 10, 2011
The Chester Clippers would like to thank everyone that supported our "Keep the Clippers Sailing" Silent Auction Party at the Fo'c'sle Tavern on Friday, December 9th. The Clippers raised over $1,400 and we thank all those who came out and bid on items.
We would like to thank all the businesses and people who donated items to the auction:
The Schmidt Family, Chester Golf Club, Jehad Assaff, Steve Mader, Hammond Kwik Way, Lesley's Pantry, Mike's 50's Diner, Calvin's TV, Dennis Woodworth, Halifax Mooseheads, The Tree Man, Chester Basin Seafoods, Future Shop, Best Buy, Chester Candles, Atlantic Convenience Stores Association, Calgary Flames, Chester Building Supplies, and Newsbreak Cafe.
Thanks to the band "Cut, Split & Delivered" for their help as well.
You can continue to donate to the Clippers online via PayPal, by clicking the button below:
Clippers squezze out a 4-3 win over Avon to stay undefeated
December 11, 2011
The Chester Clippers battled back from a 3-1 deficit at the start of the third period to defeat the Avon River Rats 4-3 on Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn, to remain undefeated with a 18-0 record. Justin Norris notched 2 goals, while Brandon Snow and Calvin Renton each scored a goal. Carson Colborne, Derrick Roy, and Kyle MacLean scored for the River Rats. Ben Bailey picked up the win in nets for Chester, while Adam Gorman took the loss for Avon. Shots on goal: Chester 41, Avon 19.
8 ginos for the Captain
December 16, 2011
Corey Young exploded for 8 goals and 2 assists to lead the Chester Clippers past the Fundy Phantoms by a score of 12-1 on Friday evening. With the win, the Clippers now have a 19-0 record as they take off the next two weeks for the Christmas break. Also scoring for the Clippers was Justin Norris, Kyle Dilosa, Jeremy Church and Brendan Connors. Nate Letcher scored the lone goal for the Phantoms. Olafr Schmidt got the win for the Clippers, while Tyler Fernand got the loss for Fundy.
Chester Clippers ranked #1 in Canada!
January 2, 2012
The Chester Clippers are proud to announce that we have been ranked #1 in Canada, in the national Junior "C" rankings. The Clippers are currently the only remaining undefeated Junior "C" team in Canada, with a 19-0 record. The rankings are based on winning percentage and are online at Canadian Junior Hockey Rankings.
Come out and support your Chester Clippers as they continue their quest towards the Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canadian championships. Our next home game is Sunday, January 8th at 1:45pm versus the South Shore Wild.
South Shore forfeits Sunday game vs. Clippers
January 8, 2012
The Chester Clippers are disappointed to announce that the South Shore Wild has forfeited the game on Sunday, due to lack of players.
The Clippers will play Barrington on Saturday, January 14th at 7:30pm in Chester.
Chester Clippers the nation's only undefeated Junior C team
The website ranks the nation's best junior teams by winning percentage. The Clippers have the best winning percentage in the country having won their first 20 games of the season.
Team president and general manager Jehad Assaff said his team has worked very hard to get to this point and is honoured by the distinction. "Being ranked as the number 1 Junior C team in Canada is pretty special, obviously the fact that we are the only remaining undefeated team makes it seem pretty incredible and something to be proud of," he said. "It's really nice to see our players getting some recognition for their efforts. The players on our team give 100 per cent effort in every game regardless of the opponent and they never back off from playing hard at any point in the games and I believe that is why we have been so successful thus far."
That said, the Clippers aren't about to take anything for granted.
Last season another organization, the website Junior Hockey Rankings (http://www.juniorhockeyrankings.com), had named the Clippers the seventh-best team nationwide and the best in Nova Scotia by a wide margin. But that distinction didn't translate into a championship.
"As I mentioned, any time you are ranked nationally, it is special," Mr. Assaff added. "Having said that, we still have a job to finish. The majority of the team are returning players from last season and they still have that bitter feeling of losing last year in the championship series, so the team is well aware of our past mistakes and the players are very committed to finishing this season off strong and if everything goes to plan, we will be Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canadian champions.
"Being ranked first in the entire country is great motivation for our players. It gives them recognition for their previous accomplishments this season, and it also gives them added motivation and pressure to continue that strong performance that put them into the national rankings. Also, for most of the players, the motivation to continue to play hard is to take care of some unfinished business from last year."
After 20 games the Clippers lead the league with a 20-0 record, good for 40 points. That's 14 more points than second-place Spryfield. The Clippers have also scored almost 100 more goals than their closest rival (192-93 over Spryfield) and have allowed more than 50 fewer goals (23 versus 79). The next Clippers home game is scheduled for January 14 at 7 p.m. in Chester.
Four Clippers named to the League All-Star Team
January 12, 2012
The Chester Clippers are very proud to announce that forwards Justin Norris, Corey Young, and Kyle Dilosa, as well as defenseman Mathieu Bourgeois, were all selected to the Nova Scotia Junior "C" Hockey League's Central Division All-Star Team. These four players have played extremely well so far this season and we are proud of this accomplishment.
Defenseman Korey Cuvilier from Spryfield, and Goaltender Tyler Ferdinand from Fundy, were also selected to as Central Division All-Stars.
Selected to the West Division All-Star Team were forwards Eric Locke (Clare), Zack Wamboldt (South Shore), Shayne Devine (Barrington), as well as defensemen Tyler Quinlan (Barrington) and Jean-Marc D'Entremont (Clare). Goaltenders Anthony Skerry (South Shore) and Colin Huskins (Barrington) were both tied in All-Star votes.
Congratulations to all the players selected and good luck the rest of the season.
Clippers defeat Barrington 7-3
January 14, 2012
The Clippers skated to a 7-3 win over the Barrington Ice Dogs on Saturday night in Chester and improved to a 21-0 regular season record. Brandon Snow scored a hat-trick to lead the offensive charge, Corey Young potted two goals, while Mike Snook and the newest Clipper, Jack Strowbridge, each scored a goal to cap off the big win over Barrington. Ben Bailey got the win in nets for Chester, while Jared Nickerson took the loss for the Ice Dogs. Chester outshot Barrington 33-25.
Clippers double Spryfield 8-4
January 15, 2012
For the second straight game, Brandon Snow led the way for the Clippers with a hat-trick, as the Clippers defeated Spryfield 8-4 on Sunday afternoon to improve to a 22-0 record. Corey Young scored two goals, while Kyle Dilosa, Alex Armstrong and Wes Beaton each added one goal. Scoring for Spryfield was Matt Grey and Jeremy MacDonald, each with 2 goals. Goalie Olafr Schmidt got the win for the Clippers, while Alex Mader took the loss for Spryfield. Shots on goal were: Chester 32, Spryfield 24.
The Clippers will play two games at home this weekend as we welcome the Avon River Rats on Saturday at 7:30pm and then Spryfield on Sunday at 6:30pm.
Clippers stay undefeated
January 21, 2012
The Chester Clippers sailed over the Avon River Rats 9-3 to stay undefeated on Saturday night, and improved to a 23-0 record. Kyle Dilosa scored a hat trick, while Corey Young and Brandon Snow each scored twice. Jonah Gould and Mathieu Bourgeois each scored one goal. Ben Bailey got the win in nets for the Clippers, stopping 20 shots. Shots on goal: Clippers 35, River Rats 23.
Subway® Three Stars of the Game: 3rd star: #19 - Mathieu Bourgeois, 2nd star: #18 - Corey Young, 1st star: #91 - Kyle Dilosa.
Chester defeats Spryfield 8-1
January 22, 2012
The Chester Clippers welcomed the Spryfield Silver & Black Attack to town on Sunday evening and then sent them home with an 8-1 loss as the Clippers extend their record to 24-0 this season. Corey Young led the offense with a hat trick, Kyle Dilosa scored 2, while Brandon Snow, Jonah Gould and Justin Norris each scored once. Olafr Schmidt played well in nets for Chester stopping 17 shots for the win. Shots on goal were Chester with 31 and Spryfield with 18.
Subway® Three Stars of the Game: 3rd star - #33 Olafr Schmidt; 2nd star - #91 Kyle Dilosa; 1st star - #18 Corey Young.
Chester beats South Shore Wild 7-1
January 27, 2012
The Chester Clippers extended their record to 25-0 on Friday night as they defeated South Shore 7-1 in Liverpool. Corey Young scored a hat trick, while Wes Beaton, Mike Snook, Josh Thompson and Calvin Renton each pitched in with a single goal. Ben Bailey stopped 15 shots for the win in nets for the Clippers. Shots on goal were Chester with 51 and South Shore with 16.
Clippers crush Barrington 11-1
January 28, 2012
Corey Young's 5 goal performance led the Chester Clippers to their 26th straight win of the season as they blew by Barrington 11-1. Wes Beaton and Jeremy Church each scored a pair of goals, while Antonio Espinosa and Kyle Dilosa each scored once. Adam Kenney scored the loan goal for Barrington. Olafr Schmidt stopped 16 shots to earn the victory for the Clippers, while Jared Nickerson got the loss for Barrington. Shots on goal were, Chester with 40 and Barrington with 17.
Subway® Three Stars of the Game: 3rd star - #44 Jeremy Church; 2nd star - #19 Mathieu Bourgeois; 1st star - #18 Corey Young.
Chester beats Clare in 4-3 nail-bitter to stay undefeated
February 3, 2012
The Chester Clippers fell behind 1-0 after one period of play, but rallied back to pull out a 4-3 win over the Clare Lions on Friday night, in order to stay undefeated with a 27-0 regular season record. There were four different scorers tonight for the Clippers as Ryan Horsman, Justin Norris, Corey Young, and Mathieu Bourgeois each scored to give the Clippers the victory. Ben Bailey took the win in nets, stopping 25 shots. Total shots on goal were, Chester with 35 and Clare with 28.
COME OUT TO THE CHESTER RINK ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7:30PM FOR OUR LAST REG. SEASON GAME AND CHEER ON YOUR CLIPPERS AS THEY ATTEMPT TO MAKE HISTORY AND BECOME THE FIRST EVER TEAM TO GO UNDEFEATED IN NOVA SCOTIA JR. C HISTORY!
Clippers finish regular season undefeated
February 4, 2012
The Chester Clippers defeated a short-staffed Clare team 11-0 on Saturday night to make history as the first ever team in Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey history to go undefeated. Scoring for the Clippers was Justin Norris with 3, Corey Young with 2, and Brandon Snow, Ryan Horsman, Jeremy Church, Calvin Renton, Josh Thompson and Justin Bowen each with 1 goal. Olafr Schmidt picked up his 4th shutout of the season and his 14th win of the season. Shots were 52-10 for Chester.
The #1 Clippers host #4 Oxford Colts in the first round, best of five series, beginning on Saturday, February 11th at 7:30pm at the Chester Rink.
Subway® Three Stars of the Game: 3rd star - #18 Corey Young, #2 Star - #8 Brandon Snow, 1st star - #15 Justin Norris
Clippers take 1-0 series lead over Colts
February 11, 2012
The Chester Clippers took a 1-0 series lead over Oxford on Saturday night as they beat the Colts 6-1. Kyle Dilosa scored 2 goals, while Jonah Gould, Jack Strowbridge, Justin Bowen and Brandon Snow each scored a goal. Nick Ferguson also helped out with 3 assists. Ben Bailey stopped 13 shots in the win for the Clippers. Shots on goal were 26-14 for the Clippers.
Subway® Three Stars of the Game: 3rd star - #10 Josh Thompson, 2nd star - #91 Kyle Dilosa, 1st Star - #9 Nick Ferguson.
Game two goes Sunday afternoon at 1:15pm at the Chester rink.
Clippers take 2-0 series lead
February 12, 2012
The Chester Clippers beat Oxford 4-0 today in Chester to take a commanding 2-0 series lead in the best 3 of 5 first round playoff series. Mathieu Bourgeois, Brandon Snow, Justin Norris and Ryan Horsman each scored to give the Clippers the victory. Olafr Schmidt stopped all 22 shots for his first playoff shutout. Chester outshot Oxford 32-22.
Subway® Three Stars of the Game: 3rd star - #15 Justin Norris, 2nd star - #19 Mathieu Bourgeois, 1st Star - #33 Olafr Schmidt.
Game 3 takes place on Friday, Feb 17th at 7:10pm in Springhill.
Chester Clippers sweep Oxford 3-0 to advance to the 2nd round
February 17, 2012
The Chester Clippers swept the Oxford Colts 3-0 in their best 3 of 5 series as they won game three 8-3 on Friday evening. Brandon Snow scored four goals, while Jeremy Church, Ryan Horsman, Jonah Gould and Luc Way each scored a goal. Ben Bailey stopped 17 shots for the win. Shots on goal were 34-20 for Chester.
The second round of playoffs begins on Saturday, Feb 25th at 7:30pm versus the winner of the Spryfield - Fundy series, which is currently tied 1-1.
Clippers squeeze out the W in Game 1
February 25, 2012
Corey Young scored the game winner with 2 seconds remaining in the third period to help the Clippers squeeze out the 7-6 victory over the Spryfield Silver & Black Attack in Game 1 of the best of seven, Central Division final series. Young also had two more goals in the game for a hat-trick, while Justin Norris also scored 3 goals, with Jonah Gould scoring a lone goal. Olafr Schmidt got the win in nets for the Clippers. Shots on goal were 36-28 for Chester.
Subway® Three Stars of the Game: 3rd star: #5 Antonio Espinosa, 2nd star: #15 - Justin Norris, 1st star: #18 Corey Young.
Be sure to come out tomorrow, Sunday Feb 26th at 1:30pm for Game two of this series at the Chester Rink!
Clippers take 7-1 victory in Game 2
The Chester Clippers defeated Spryfield 7-1 on Sunday afternoon to take a 2-0 series lead in the best of 7, division final series. Jonah Gould led the way with 3 goals, while Corey Young added 2 goals. Justin Norris and Brandon Snow each scored one goal, with Snow also collecting 5 assists for a 6 point game. Ben Bailey stopped 24 shots for the win in nets. Total shots on goal were 47-25 for the Clippers.
Subway® Three Stars of the Game: 3rd star - # 8 Brandon Snow, 2nd star - #30 Ben Bailey, 1st star - #88 Jonah Gould.
The series continues again with Game 3 on Saturday, March 3rd at 8pm in Spryfield.
Clippers lose Game Three 3-2
March 3, 2012
The Chester Clippers lost their first game of the year tonight as Spryfield took Game three 3-2. Scoring for Chester was Corey Young and Wes Beaton. Olafr Schmidt took the loss in nets for the Clippers.
Chester will look to rebound with a win tomorrow as Game four takes place at 3pm at the Spryfield rink. Come out and support your Clippers!
Clippers double Spryfield 8-4 in Game Four
March 4, 2012
The Chester Clippers defeated Spryfield 8-4 on Sunday afternoon to take a commanding 3-1 series lead in their best of 7 Division Championship series. Corey Young scored twice, while Brandon Snow, Jeremy Church, Ryan Horsman, Luc Way, Mathieu Bourgeois and Justin Norris each scored one goal. Ben Bailey got the win in goal for the Clippers. Shots on goal were 28-26 for Chester.
The Clippers will look for close out the series in Game 5 on Saturday, March 10th at 7:15pm at the Chester Rink...come out and support your Clippers!
Chester advances to League finals
March 10, 2012
For the second straight season, the Chester Clippers will play for the NS Junior "C" Championship. Chester defeated Spryfield 5-3 in Game 5 of the Central Division finals on Saturday night, winning the series 4 games to 1, to advance to the league finals. Justin Norris scored 2 goals, while Alex Armstrong, Kyle Dilosa, and Corey Young each netted a goal to lead the Clippers to the win. Olafr Schmidt stopped 28 shots in nets for the win. Shots on net were 47-31 for the Clippers.
Subway® Clippers Three Stars of the Game: 3rd star - #33 - Olafr Schmidt, 2nd star - #91 Kyle Dilosa, 1st star - #15 - Justin Norris.
The Nova Scotia Jr. C Championship series begins next Saturday, March 17th at 7:30pm at the Chester rink versus the West Division Champions, Clare Lions. Come out and cheer on your Chester Clippers!
Provincial Championship: #1 Chester vs. #3 Clare(Best 4 of 7 series)
Saturday, Mar. 17th
Clare 1, Chester 5
Chester leads 1-0
Sunday, Mar. 18th
Clare 2, Chester 10
Chester leads 2-0
Friday, Mar. 23rd
Chester 10, Clare 4
Chester leads 3-0
Saturday, Mar. 24th
Chester 8, Clare 3
Chester wins 4-0
Central Division Finals: #1 Chester vs. #2 Spryfield (Best 4 of 7 series)
Saturday, Feb. 25th
Spryfield 6, Chester 7
Chester leads 1-0
Sunday, Feb. 26th
Spryfield 1, Chester 7
Chester leads 2-0
Saturday, Mar 3rd
Chester 2, Spryfield 3
Chester leads 2-1
Sunday, Mar 4th
Chester 8, Spryfield 4
Chester leads 3-1
Saturday, Mar 10th
Spryfield 3, Chester 5
Chester wins 4-1
ROUND ONE: #1 Chester vs. #4 Oxford (Best 3 of 5 series)
Saturday, Feb. 11th
Oxford 1, Chester 6
Chester leads 1-0
Sunday, Feb. 12th
Oxford 0, Chester 4
Chester leads 2-0
Friday, Feb. 17th
Chester 8, Oxford 3
Chester wins 3-0
Clippers take Game 1 of Final Series
March 17, 2012
The Chester Clippers defeated the Clare Lions by a score of 5-1 to take Game 1 of the League Final series. Clippers captain Corey Young scored 2 goals, while Brandon Snow, Ryan Horsman and Wes Beaton each added a goal of their own to lead the Clippers to the win. Jean-Marc d'Entremont scored the lone goal of the game for the Clare Lions. Ben Bailey stopped 19 shots to get the win in nets for the Clippers, while Nick Comeau took the loss for the Lions. Shots on goal were 32-20 for Chester.
Subway® Clippers Three Stars of the Game: 3rd star - #19 Mathieu Bourgeois, 2nd star - #66 Wes Beaton, 1st star - #18 Corey Young.
Game 2 takes place tomorrow at 2pm at the Chester Rink...come out and cheer on your Chester Clippers!
Subway® Star Standings
As of March 17th, 2012 -
1. Corey Young - 20 points
2. Justin Norris - 14 points
T3. Brandon Snow - 8 points
T3. Kyle Dilosa - 8 points
T3. Mathieu Bourgeois - 8 points
6. Olafr Schmidt - 5 points
T7. Nick Ferguson - 3 points
T7. Wes Beaton - 3 points
T7. Jonah Gould - 3 points
T10. Josh Thompson - 2 points
T10. Ben Bailey - 2 points
T12. Jeremy Church - 1 point
T12. Antonio Espinosa - 1 point
Clippers take 2-0 series lead
March 18, 2012
The Chester Clippers went up 2-0 in the best of seven NSJCHL Championship series on Sunday afternoon, as they defeated the Clare Lions 10-2 in Game Two. Justin Norris, Corey Young and Alex Armstrong each had 2 goals, while Josh Shatford, Brandon Snow, Jack Strowbridge, and Jonah Gould each scored a single goal.
Dylan Saulnier and Rejean Deveau scored for the Clare Lions. Olafr Schmidt stopped 26 shots for the win in nets for Chester, while
Nick Comeau took the loss for the Lions.
Subway® Clippers Three Stars: 3rd star - #88 Jonah Gould, 2nd star - #11 Brendan Connors, 1st star - #15 Justin Norris
Game 2 was the final game of the year for the Clippers at the Chester rink as Games 5+7 will be played in Bedford, if necessary. The Clippers thank all their loyal fans for their support and we will see you at the next game. Game three of the series will take place in Clare on Friday, March 23rd at 8:15pm...come and cheer on your Clippers!
Clippers take commanding 3-0 series lead
March 23, 2012
The Chester Clippers scored early and often, as they went up 5-0 after the first period, demonstrated that they came to Clare ready to play hockey, running away with a 10-4 win over the Lions and a 3-0 series lead in the best of 7 NS Junior "C" Championship Series. Kyle Dilosa led the way with a 3 goals, while Corey Young scored twice. Matthew Lohnes, Jonah Gould, Jeremy Church, Justin Bowen and Ryan Horsman each scored a goal, helping the Clippers to a convincing win.
Alex Dennis, Marc Lombard, Quinten Mullen and Jean-Marc d'Entremont each scored for Clare. Ben Bailey took the win in goal for the Clippers, Nick Comeau received the loss for Clare. Shots on goal were 48-24 for Chester.
The Clippers will look to sweep the series and win their first championship on Saturday, March 24th in Game 4 at the Universite Ste-Anne in Church Point. Game time is 7:45pm.
The Chester Clippers are 2012 NS Jr. "C" Champions!!!
March 25, 2012
Justin Norris scored five goals and added an assist for a 6 point night to lead the Chester Clippers to their first NSJCHL Championship in franchise history and the chance to represent the province next month at the Atlantic Championships. Corey Young, Josh Shatford and Kyle Dilosa would also add single markers for the Clippers in the 8-3 win in Game 4.
Lions Goals all came with the man advantage, scoring the power play goals were Marc Lombard, Chris Gaudet and Alex Dennis. Clipper net minder Olafr Schmidt gets the win while Nick Comeau takes the Loss, Comeau was also named this year's Playoff MVP .
The Clippers will now be off to Tignish PEI to represent Nova Scotia at the Atlantic Championships. First up for the Clippers will be the New Brunswick representatives, the Hampton Hurricanes at the Tignish Centennial Arena at 1pm on April 12th.
Congratulations to the all the Clippers players and staff on an outstanding season so far, now lets bring the Atlantic Championship home!!!
Clippers Off to Atlantics in PEI
The Clippers hit the road next week and travel to Tignish, PEI for the Maritime-North Hockey Championships. The Clippers first game will be on Thursday April 12th at 1:00pm when they will take on the Hampton Hurricanes from New Brunswick. The Clippers will then face the Kivalliq Canucks the Hockey North Champs at 8:30pm. On Friday the 13th the Clippers will face both teams from PEI, first up will be the host team, the Tignish Aces at 12:30pm, then at 5:30pm the Clippers face off against the Pownal Red Devils.The action continues Saturday with both Semi Final games, at 4pm the 4th place team face the 1st place team with number 2 team and the number 3 team at 7pm. The Championship game will take place Sunday at 2pm.
The Chester Clippers are your 2012 Atlantic Canadian Champions
April 15, 2012
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Thursday, April 12
Game 1: Chester 3, Hampton (NB) 3
Game 2: Chester 10, Nunavut 1
Friday, April 13
Game 3: Chester 9, Tignish (PEI) 1
Game 4: Chester 12, Pownell (PEI) 3
Saturday, April 14
Semi-Final: Chester 7, Hampton (NB) 3
Sunday, April 15
Championship Game: Chester 7, Nunavut 3
All-Stars: Kyle Dilosa and Brock Hamilton
Top Goaltender: Olafr Schmidt
Top Defenseman: Mathieu Bourgeois
Top Forward: Justin Norris
Chester Clippers announce 2012 player awards
April 23, 2012
(Photo L to R: Brendan Connors, Wes Beaton, Brandon Snow, Corey Young).
For the fourth straight year, the Chester Clippers Jr. C Hockey Club hosted their Annual Awards Night on Sunday, April 22nd at their official team hotel, the Atlantica Hotel and Marina in Western Shore, NS. The banquet featured all the individual player and volunteer award presentations.
The first award of the evening was the Unsung Hero award which went to overage defenseman Brendan Connors. This was Connors second and final season with the Clippers, he was the type of player who would do anything for his team and was a great leader throughout the season, he will be missed as he graduates from junior hockey this year.
The Chester Clippers presented all-star forwards Justin Norris and Kyle Dilosa with the George MacDonald Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Athletic Performer. Norris and Dilosa displayed outstanding athletic performances throughout the regular season and playoffs, as they dazzled everyone with their spectacular play throughout the year.
Corey Young picked up this year's Most Goals award as he led the Clippers with 45 goals, while Brandon Snow took home the Top Scorer trophy, leading the team and league with 84 points in 25 games.
Assistant Captain Mathieu Bourgeois took home the team's Defenseman of the Year award, while also being selected the League Top Defenseman, Central Division All-Star Defenseman and Top Defenseman at the Atlantic Junior "C" Championships.
The Best Sportsmanship award went to rookie forward Ryan Horsman, while forward Brandon Snow was selected as the Most Improved Player.
Wes Beaton took home this year's Best Defensive Forward award, while 16-year old goalie Olafr Schmidt took home this year's team Rookie of the Year award. Schmidt had a tremendous rookie season, as he won the league award for Best Goals Against Average posting a 1.29 GAA and a 14-0 record. Schmidt was selected as the Top Goaltender at the 2012 Atlantic Junior "C" Championships, earlier this month.
For the second straight season, team captain and overager Corey Young was selected as the Fan's Choice for Player of the Year.
Team captain Corey Young was also awarded with this season's Most Valuable Player trophy. Young was truly the heart and soul of this team, he always showed great work ethic, determination and character. He is respected not only for his excellent team work and play, but for his strong leadership on and off the ice.
The top graduating player award was split between Corey Young and Brandon Snow. The Clippers also presented jerseys to all four overage players graduating from junior hockey this season. Overagers Brandon Snow, Corey Young, Brendan Connors and Wes Beaton were each presented with their game jerseys in honour of their service to the Clippers. All four of these young men displayed the true meaning of the Clippers motto "Courage, Character, Commitment" and they will be greatly missed in the future.
Chris and Sara Schmidt were honoured with the Michael "Beaker" Broome Award for Volunteer of the Year. They were both tremendous supporters of the team this year and the Clippers were very fortunate to have their help this year.
Chester Clippers unveil 2012 Atlantic Championship Ring
May 8, 2012
The Chester Clippers are proud to unveil their 2012 Atlantic Championship Ring design. Players and staff will be buying these rings to commemorate their championship season. The ring will feature the team's "anchor" logo on the top surrounded by several stones, the player name and number along with the Clippers main "ship" logo will be on the left shoulder, while the Hockey Canada logo and the Clippers' overall record of 49-1-1 will be placed on the right shoulder. The team's motto "Courage. Character. Commitment." is also etched inside the ring.
These rings will serve as a life long memory of what was a tremendous and historic season.
Clippers add Spencer Westhaver to coaching staff
June 14, 2012
The Chester Clippers are pleased to announce that Spencer Westhaver will be joining the Clippers' coaching staff as an assistant coach for the 2012-13 season. Spencer coached the South Shore Midget AAA team last season, leading them to the Gold medal at the SEDMHA tournament, he has also coached various triple "AAA" Bantam and PeeWee teams over the past 7 seasons. The Clippers are very happy that Spencer has agreed to join our staff. He joins Head Coach Eddie Young and Assistant Coach Mike Bailey, as the Clippers get set to defend their Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canadian Championships.
The Clippers would also like to thank Scott Hancock for his work over the past season as an assistant coach. Scott has returned to his home in Calgary and the team wishes him the best of luck in his future endeavors and we hope to see him again.
Clippers participate in the Hubbards Parade
August 11, 2012
The Chester Clippers players and staff participated in the Hubbards Parade on Sat., August 11th. The players enjoyed tossing tons of candy and frozen freezies to all the spectators and also showing off their Atlantic and NS Championship Cups. Thanks to all the people who came to watch the parade. See you at the rink soon!
Chester Clippers Training Camp begins Sept. 4th
August 15, 2012
The defending Atlantic champions, Chester Clippers, will open their 5th annual training camp on Tuesday, September 4th at the BMO Centre in Bedford, Nova Scotia. The camp will include 3 on-ice sessions and participation in the Liverpool Pre-season Tournament. The fee for each tryout is $10.00 per player to be paid before each session. Any player who was signed with another junior team last season must bring a signed release before participating.
Here are the training camp dates: (All sessions at BMO Centre, Bedford) YOU MAY STILL ATTEND FUTURE TRYOUTS IF YOU MISSED PREVIOUS SESSION.
TRYOUT 1:Tuesday, September 4th - 8:30-9:30pm COMPLETE
TRYOUT 2: Friday, September 7th - 8:00-9:30pm COMPLETE
TRYOUT 3: Sunday, September 9th - 2:00-3:30pm COMPLETE
Liverpool Pre-Season Tournament:
SATURDAY, SEPT 15th - 10:00am vs Spryfield Silver & Black Attack
SATURDAY, SEPT 15th - 4:00pm vs Shannon Huskies
If you have any questions regarding training camp or the upcoming season, please feel free to contact GM Jehad Assaff at email@example.com or 902-279-1055.
Note: All participants must have been born between 1996 and 1991 (1991's must have played Jr. C hockey in NS last season).
Clippers open regular season on October 5th
August 23, 2012
The Chester Clippers will open their 5th anniversary season on Friday October 5th when they host the Fundy Phantoms at 6:30pm. The full schedule can be seen below.
Friday, Oct. 5/12
Eleanor Pew-Morris Rink
Saturday, Oct. 6/12
Barrington Ice Dogs
Barrington Mun. Arena
Friday, Oct. 12/12
South Shore Wild
Queens Emera Centre
Saturday, Oct. 13/12
Avon River Rats
Eleanor Pew-Morris Rink
Saturday, Oct. 20/12
Barrington Ice Dogs
Eleanor Pew-Morris Rink
Saturday, Oct. 27/12
Saturday, Nov. 3/12
Eleanor Pew-Morris Rink
Saturday, Nov. 10/12
South Shore Wild
Eleanor Pew-Morris Rink
Sunday, Nov. 11/12
Avon River Rats
Friday, Nov. 16/12
Eleanor Pew-Morris Rink
Saturday, Nov. 17/12
Barrington Ice Dogs
Eleanor Pew-Morris Rink
Saturday, Nov. 24/12
Friday, Nov. 30/12
Universite Ste. Anne
Saturday, Dec. 1/12
Eleanor Pew-Morris Rink
Friday, Dec. 7/12
South Shore Wild
Queens Emera Centre
Saturday, Dec. 8/12
Saturday, Dec. 22/12
Spryfield Lions Arena
Friday, Jan. 4/12
South Shore Wild
Eleanor Pew-Morris Rink
Saturday, Jan. 5/13
Eleanor Pew-Morris Rink
Sunday, Jan. 6/13
Avon River Rats
Friday, Jan. 11/13
Eleanor Pew-Morris Rink
Saturday, Jan. 12/13
Eleanor Pew-Morris Rink
Sunday, Jan. 13/13
Shannon Park Arena
Saturday, Jan. 19/13
Eleanor Pew-Morris Rink
Saturday, Jan. 26/13
Barrington Ice Dogs
Barrington Mun. Arena
Friday, Feb. 1/13
Universite Ste. Anne
Saturday, Feb. 2/13
Eleanor Pew-Morris Rink
Sunday, Feb. 3/13
Chester Clippers win 2012 Pre-Season Tournament
September 15, 2012
For the second straight year, the Chester Clippers captured the league's annual pre-season tournament championship. The Clippers went 4-0 throughout the weekend to win the banner and get off to a good start before their regular season begins on October 5th.
"The team played really well during the weekend, obviously there was a bit of rust to be shaken off the players, but the guys showed that we can play solid team defense and maintain the majority of the puck possession throughout the game...that is how we will need to win this season, you won't see us winning 15-1 or 18-0, we will need to win games 5-3 or 2-1", said Clippers general manager Jehad Assaff.
SUNDAY, SEPT 16th - Gold Medal Game - Chester 4, Barrington 2
The Clippers will face the Fundy Phantoms in pre-season action on Wednesday, Sept. 19th at 8:30pm at BMO Centre in Bedford, NS and then play Fundy again to wrap up the pre-season on Sunday, Sept. 23rd at 5:30pm in Truro.
Hawboldt Industries joins Clippers family of Sponsors
September 18, 2012
The Chester Clippers are pleased to announce the addition of Hawboldt Industries to our family of corporate sponsors. Hawboldt Industries, based in Chester, will join the Clippers as the team’s newest Platinum Sponsor, with the Hawboldt logo to be featured on the Clippers jerseys and on the Clippers ice surface at Church Memorial Park.
Hawboldt Industries and its employees share the same community values as the Chester Clippers. We all care deeply about giving back to our local area and ensuring that our youth have this hockey program to look up towards and that our residents continue to receive low-cost, premium sports entertainment in the winter months.
The Clippers greatly appreciate Hawboldt Industries’ support and we look forward to a long lasting partnership.
About Hawboldt Industries:
Hawboldt Industries was founded in 1906 to support the Atlantic fishery. While the company has maintained its roots in the fishing industry, it has developed into a world-class manufacturer and exporter of quality marine equipment. We presently serve such markets as Department of National Defense, offshore Oil & Gas, shipbuilding, fisheries, oceanographic and seismic research. As a company in the Timberland Group, our vision is to continue exceeding our customers’ expectations, by providing quality engineered product solutions.
About the Chester Clippers:
The Chester Clippers Junior ‘C’ Hockey Club was founded in 2008 by a group of local volunteers to encourage our youth to continue participation in competitive hockey after graduation from minor hockey at age 17. The Chester Clippers have grown drastically since then, becoming one of the best Jr. ‘C’ programs in Nova Scotia and Canada, recently capturing the 2012 Atlantic Canadian Championship. The Clippers organization prides itself on being professional on and off the ice, and gives back to the community whenever it can, such as participating in Terry Fox runs, local street parades, or financially supporting local charities like ProKids, Movember for Prostate Cancer, QEII Foundation, etc.
3 Former Clippers move up to Junior "B"
September 19, 2012
The Chester Clippers are pleased to announce that 3 former Clippers will be suiting up in the Nova Scotia Junior "B" League this season. Former Clipper goalies Olafr Schmidt and Alex Mader, along with former defenseman Mike Snook, will make the jump from Junior "C" to "B" this season.
Mader and Schmidt will both play goal for the new Valley Maple Leafs, while Snook will play forward with the East Hants Penguins.
Olafr Schmidt had a 14-0 regular season record last year with the Clippers, while posting an incredible 1.29 GAA and 93.8 save percentage. He went on to win the league award for Top Goaltender (GAA) and helped the Clippers capture their first ever Provincial and Atlantic Canadian Championships. Schmidt was also named Top Goaltender at the 2012 Atlantic Canadian Championships. He was also named Clippers Rookie of the Year last season.
Alex Mader played with the Clippers in 2010-11, however he spent last year with the Spryfield Jr. C team. In 2010-11, Mader won the league's award for Top Goaltender (GAA) after posting a 1.93 GAA and a 13-0 record. Last year, he had 5-3 record with Spryfield, with a 4.55 GAA and 87.3 save percentage.
Mike Snook played 20 games last season with the Clippers, scoring 6 goals and 9 assists. He had 6 penalty minutes.
We are very proud to have these former players moving up to the next level of Junior hockey and we wish them the best of luck this year and into the future. We hope to continue developing young players and moving them onto higher levels.
Clippers improve to 5-0 pre-season record
September 19, 2012
The Chester Clippers defeated the Fundy Phantoms 9-1 on Wednesday night in Bedford at the BMO Centre, improving to a 5-0 pre-season record. Jeremy Church scored 3 goals for the Clippers, Ryan Horsman also scored twice; while Luke Young, Justin Bowen, Matt Lohnes, and Connor Nauss each scored a single goal. Ryan Legere was the lone scorer for the Phantoms.
The Clippers travel to Truro on Sunday Sept 23rd to face Fundy again in their final pre-season game. Puck drop at 5:30pm at the Colchester Legion Stadium.
Clippers kick off the season with a big win
October 5, 2012
The Chester Clippers (1-0) began their defence of the league championship with an 8-2 victory over the Fundy Phantoms (1-1) in their season/home opener on Friday evening at the Eleanor Pew Morris rink in Chester, NS.
Josh Thompson led the offense with 3 goals, with Jack Strowbridge picking up 2 of his own goals. Alex Armstrong, Mathieu Bourgeois, and Ryan Horsman each added a single goal for the Clippers, with Antonio Espinosa picking up 3 assists as well. David Coloumbe and Dalton Turner each scored for the Phantoms.
Rookie goaltender Doug Barrier stopped 23 of 25 shots in goal for the Chester Clippers in his first ever junior win. Brad Oostroom picked up the loss in nets for Fundy. Total Shots on goal were 58-25 for Chester.
The Clippers will travel to Barrington on Saturday to face the Sea Star Ice Dogs who currently have a 2-0 record. The game begins at 7:30pm and should be entertaining...we hope to see some Clipper fans make the trip.
The paid attendance on Friday was 120. The proceeds of the game, after expenses, will be donated to Chester ProKids and the Clippers thank everyone who attended. See you next Saturday the 13th as the Clippers host Avon at 7:15pm.
Clippers squeeze out 3-2 overtime win in Barrington
October 6, 2012
Ryan Matheson scored the game-winning goal at 1:50 of the overtime period to give the Chester Clippers (2-0) a 3-2 win over the Barrington Sea Star Ice Dogs (2-0-1) at the Barrington Municipal Arena on Saturday night.
Ryan Horsman and Antonio Espinosa also added single goals for the Clippers, while Matt Goodwin scored both of the Ice Dogs' goals. Ben Bailey picked up the win in goal for Chester, stopping 36 of 38 shots faced. Jared Nickerson received the loss for Barrington. The Ice Dogs outshot Chester 38-36.
The Clippers will look to continue their winning streak when they head to Liverpool on Friday, Oct 12 to face the South Shore Wild (0-2) at 8:30pm. Chester will then host Avon (2-2) on Saturday at 7:15pm.
50 and Counting
October 12, 2012
The Chester Clippers reached a remarkable milestone on Friday night, as they won their 50th straight regular season game, streatching back to November 15th, 2010. The Clippers' 50th straight regular season victory came Friday night as they defeated the South Shore Wild, 11-0, at the Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool, NS.
Jack Strowbridge led the way with a hat trick, while overager Jeremy Church had a big night with 5 points (1G, 4A). Ryan Matheson and Josh Thompson each netted a pair of goals, with the rest coming from Ryan Horsman, Nick Ferguson, and Luc Way. Rookie goaltender Doug Barrier picked up his first junior career shutout as he stopped all 22 shots faced. Marcus Selig took the loss in goal for South Shore. Shots on goal were 32-22 for Chester.
The Clippers will look to keep their incredible streak going as they host the Avon River Rats in Chester on Saturday at 7:30pm...see you there!
Clippers beat Avon River Rats 5-1
October 13, 2012
16-year old affiliate, Connor Nauss, scored his first ever junior goal to kick off the offense for the Chester Clippers, as they went on to defeat the Avon River Rats, 5-1, on Saturday night at the Eleanor Pew-Morris Rink in Chester, NS. With the victory, the Clippers move to 4-0 on the season and are currently tied for 1st place overall with the 4-0, Spryfield Silver & Black Attack.
Brock Hamilton, Alex Armstrong, Mathieu Bourgeois and Chris Mills each added a goal in the Chester win, with Carson Colbourne picking up Avon's lone goal. Ben Bailey stopped 20 shots for the win, while Jesse Lawrence received the loss in goal for the River Rats. Final shots on goal were 34-21 for Chester.
The Clippers will host the Barrington Sea Star Ice Dogs (2-1-1) next, at the Eleanor Pew-Morris Rink on Saturday, October 20th at 7:30pm.
Clippers add two forwards
October 18, 2012
Chester Clippers President and General Manager, Jehad Assaff, is pleased to announce the addition of two new forwards to the Clippers lineup. Nic Strowbridge of Lunenburg and Jamie Blair of Halifax were both signed to the Clippers roster on Thursday, and will both make their debut Saturday night when Barrington visits Chester.
Both players are expected to be quality additions to the roster and will add some extra offensive depth to the Clippers. Jamie Blair was playing with the Metro Jr. A Shipbuilders earlier in the season, and last year he skated with the South Shore Mustangs Major Midget team, where he notched 25 points in 34 regular season games, while adding 40 penalty minutes. He also served as a Mustangs' Assistant Captain last year.
Nic Strowbridge played high school at Rice Memorial High School in Burlington, Vermont and picked up 3 points in 13 games played. He was also named to the National Honors Society in 2011, after achieving a 93.54 grade-point-average.
We are thrilled to welcome these two young men to the Clippers family and we look forward to watching them in black and blue uniforms!
Clippers get outworked in 4-3 loss to Barrington
October 20, 2012
The Barrington Ice Dogs came ready to play on Saturday night as they skated into town ready to play right from puck drop as they handed the Clippers a 4-3 loss; their first regular season loss since Nov 13, 2010 when Barrington also beat Chester 5-3. The Ice Dogs never seemed to quit hitting and were persistently dominate in the fore-checking department, never giving the Clippers anything easy.
The Clippers goal scorers were Jake Westhaver, Chris Mills and Jamie Blair. Scoring for the Ice Dogs were Aaron Perry, Logan Quinlan, Tyler Quinlan, and Robert Surrette. Chad Harris grabbed the win in nets for Barrington, while Doug Barrier took the loss for the Clippers. Barrington outshot Chester 36-26.
Chester will look to regroup and rebound with a victory as they visit the Amherst Colts next Saturday, Oct 27th at 7:00pm at the Amherst Stadium.
TOP 5 ALL-TIME FAN FAVORITES CONTEST!
October 20, 2012
As part of the Chester Clippers' 5th anniversary season celebrations, the team has launched the "Top 5 All-Time Fan Favorite Players Contest". The 20 player ballot list has been reduced to the Top 10 as of Nov 1st.
Fans can log onto www.chesterclippers.ca to vote for their favorite player(s), and voting is unlimited. Fans can vote as many times as they want online. You can also vote on Twitter by tweeting @chesterclippers and then #hashtag you favorite player (ie. #young, #rogers, etc).
Fans will also be able to vote on paper ballots at all Clippers home games beginning on Saturday, October 20th when Barrington comes to town.
Voting will end on Saturday, December 1st and the Top 5 All-Time Fan Favorite Players will be announced one-by-one at the final 5 regular season home games beginning on Saturday, January 5th when Amherst visits, and ending with the number one fan favorite on Saturday, February 2nd when the Spryfield Silver & Black Attack visit the Clippers in the final regular season game.
(Players on the Ballot: Ben Bailey, Wes Beaton, Justin Bowen, Mathieu Bourgeois, Brendan Connors, David Conroy, Craig Cormier, Kyle Dilosa, Nick Ferguson, Scott Hancock, Alex Mader, Justin Norris, Tim Puddifant, Josh Priest, Mark Rogers, Olafr Schmidt, Kenny Stevens, Brandon Snow, Luc Way, Corey Young)
Clippers defeat Amherst 5-2 on Saturday night
October 27, 2012
The Clippers traveled to Amherst on Saturday night to face the Amherst Colts and returned home with a 5-2 win, improving to a 5-1 regular season record, good for third place overall in the NS Junior C Hockey League standings.
Scoring for the Clippers was Ryan Matheson, Brock Hamilton, Nic Strowbridge, Jack Strowbridge, while Jeremy Church capped the win off with an empty net goal with 30 seconds remaining in the game. Andrew Barron and Devon Depres replied for the Amherst Colts. Doug Barrier stopped 17 shots for the win in goal for Chester, while Mathieu Mihn took the loss in goal for Amherst. Total shots on goal were 42-19 for Chester.
The Chester Clippers will host the 6-0, Spryfield Silver & Black Attack at the Eleanor Pew Morris Rink in Chester, NS, next Saturday, November 3rd.
Fan support needed to keep Clippers afloat
October 31, 2012
Fan support needed to keep Clippers afloat by Adam Jacobs
The Chester Clippers are the owners of the Nova Scotia Junior C championship, the Atlantic Canada Junior C championship and, until recently, a 50-game winning streak. Despite the impressive list of accomplishments, the team is somehow losing at the box office.
So much so it could mean the end of the organization if things don’t change.
“If our fan support doesn’t begin to reach 150 or more per game, the team will be forced to close its doors at the end of the season,” said team president and general manager Jehad Assaff. “We simply cannot keep operating at a loss.”
As it stands the team, in its fifth anniversary season, is averaging about 115 fans a game (the rink capacity is 600). It may not seem like a big difference, but it is the difference between breaking even and losing money, the general manager added.
More importantly, it is the difference between having a team and not having a team.
“I honestly can’t think of one reason why we can’t draw more fans,” Mr. Assaff said.
There are things that perhaps can be done to make the game more comfortable to some fans, but those are things out of the team’s control.
“Our rink in Chester is bitterly cold from October right until April and there is no heated seating and, I think, that keeps a number of older fans from coming to the rink,” he added. “Also, we feel that our arena really needs to invest in a true upper viewing lounge similar to what most arenas have now. If those two issues were solved, I strongly believe that our fan base would drastically improve.”
Mr. Assaff said he understands those changes aren’t cheap and can’t be accomplished overnight, so in the meantime all the team can do is plead with the fans to come out and watch a quality team.
“There are probably some more marketing projects we could do to try and increase our fan base and we have already done lots to market the team in our five seasons,” he said. “But, this is a low-budget team, playing Junior C hockey, therefore, we do not really have the extra funds to do lots of ideas that we would like to do. And our volunteer base is so small that it makes it even harder.
“Our volunteer base really only consists of five full-time volunteer staff members who are dedicated mainly to the hockey operations of the team. If we could have five more dedicated people in our business operations, this article might not have needed to be printed.”
Each game costs the Clippers about $900 after factoring in ice-time rental, referee fees, travel costs, scorekeeper, security guards and game announcer. The team’s annual budget runs between $45,000 and $50,000 depending on how far it advances into playoffs. That includes the aforementioned costs plus uniforms and basic bench equipment such as tape, water bottles and first aid packages, as well as marketing, advertising and donations to various community groups such as PRO Kids, Breast Cancer Foundation, Movember, Terry Fox and the Poppy Fund.
“We do receive some good support from many local corporate sponsors, but if it wasn’t for the municipal council grant [of $6,000] toward that covered 40 per cent of our ice-rental costs, the team would have folded before September,” Mr. Assaff said.
And council has suggested this would likely be the last such grant to the team, though nothing was officially stated.
“We are hoping to get some volunteers to start working on some major fundraisers soon, but in reality, a junior team’s number 1 fundraiser should be its home games,” Mr. Assaff said. “Why would you ask hard-working volunteers to dedicate countless hours away from their families and businesses to raise money for a top-end hockey team when no one in the community that you are giving back to wants to support the team?”
In a perfect world every game would be like last season’s playoffs when 200-plus fans came to the rink to support the Clippers. “It would be nice to just hit 200 fans and go from there,” he said. “We have only had 200-plus fans during playoffs, but by that late in the season, the team is so far in debt that it really doesn’t matter.”
Over the years there has been some criticism levelled at the team, particularly as it pertains to its roster and the number, or lack thereof in the eyes of some, of local kids on it.
“The issue of local vs. non-local players is one that really bothers me,” Mr. Assaff said. “I think that fans really want to see good hockey, I don’t think most fans really focus on the local aspect of it, at least not if you are a true hockey fan. Yes it is an issue, but in junior hockey, you cannot expect to ice a team of 100 per cent local players and be competitive in a small market such as Chester.
“We currently have 10 players that are local South Shore-based players, with an additional 10 South Shore minor midget affiliated players, so the issue of local players in our organization is a non-factor this season. We have the majority of the best South Shore players available playing on the Chester Clippers, the rest are playing Junior A, B or midget.”
Other criticism deals with the easy manner by which the Clippers have defeated opponents. Their 50-game winning streak included scores such as 18-2 and 16-4. Critics say it’s just not fun to watch.
Mr. Assaff concedes the Clippers were much better than the opposition they regularly faced in the past. But things have changed this season and the box office results have been the same.
The games have been way more competitive,” he said. “We are still a top-contending team with aspirations of repeating as Atlantic Canadian champions, but at the same time, we are not the offensive powerhouse you witnessed last season. We have tremendous competition from teams like Barrington, Spryfield, Shannon and Clare, and as the season grows, these teams will grow and get better, so we will definitely have some great hockey games in the near future and I believe that fans will be very entertained.”
The Chester Clippers, the general manager added, were founded in 2008 to give youth, local and non-local, an opportunity to continue playing competitive junior hockey, while still being able to pursue their post-secondary education or participate in the workforce full time.
“This team isn’t here to make money, we just want to break even. I helped create this team, along with other hard-working community-minded individuals, to give something back to our youth and our community. This team is helping support our small rural area. Every time we play a home game people are coming into our town and buying gas here, eating here, spending their hard-earned money at our local businesses. We are doing this for the community and I hope that the community will start to support this championship-calibre team, because soon it might be too late and our youth, who look up to the Clipper players as idols, will be the ones who truly lose out.”
Chester Clippers go back to their Yarmouth roots with new player signing
November 3, 2012
Chester Clippers' President and General Manager, Jehad Assaff, is pleased to announce the signing of forward, Shane Pippy, from Yarmouth, NS. Pippy, who played last season with the Yarmouth Viking High School team, is currently enrolled at Dalhousie University in Halifax.
"We are extremely pleased to add Shane to the team and we believe that he will become a real offensive asset for our team, once he becomes settled and used to the league", said Mr. Assaff. "The team has had some really great players from the Yarmouth area in the past such as Mark Rogers, Matt Wood, and Brandon Goudey and those guys were very much 'team' players who also excelled offensively...we see similar qualities and characteristics in Pippy as well, so we think it will be a great fit."
Shane Pippy will make his Clippers debut tonight in Chester as the Clippers play host to their arch-rivals, the Spryfield Silver and Black Attack. It is expected to be a great game, so come out and see the Clippers and Spryfield in action at 7:30pm at the Eleanor Pew-Morris Arena!
Clippers rout short-staffed Spryfield team 8-1
November 3, 2012
The Chester Clippers added another game to their win column as they defeated a short-staffed Spryfield Attack team, 8-1, on Saturday night in Chester.
The Clippers, who had 20 players versus Spryfield's 13, got off to a great start taking an early 3-0 after the 1st period. Scoring for Chester was Alex Armstrong and Jeremy Church with 2 goals each, while Justin Bowen, Shane Pippy, Luke Young, and Ryan Matheson each added their own goals. Andrew Patterson scored the lone goal for Spryfield. Shots were still very close with Chester edging Spryfield 30-29. Ben Bailey took the win for Chester, while Garret Fancy takes the loss in goal for the Attack.
Next weekend, the Clippers will travel to Windsor to face the Avon River Rats on Friday the 9th at 7:45pm, and then they will host the South Shore Wild at 7:30pm in Chester.
Total paid attendance was 193 tonight and the Clippers thank everyone that came out...we hope to see the same or more next Saturday!
Clippers sail smoothly over River Rats with 11-1 victory
November 9, 2012
The Chester Clippers (7-1) gained more ground on first-place Barrington (7-1-1) as they moved within 1 point for 1st overall, with a game-in-hand, after defeating Avon River Rats, 11-1, tonight in Windsor, NS.
Rookie forward Matt Lohnes scored 3 goals in his first regular season game with the Clippers, while the newly acquired Jamie Blair also added a hat trick of his own. Rounding out the scoring for the Clippers was Jeremy Church with 2 goals, and Alex Armstrong, Chris Mills, and Ryan Matheson each with a single goal. Chad Greenough scored the only goal for Avon.
Ben Bailey stopped 26 of 27 shots for the win in nets for Chester, while Jesse Lawerence took the loss for Avon. Total shots on goal were 58-27 for Chester.
Clippers win 4-1 over South Shore in empty rink
November 10, 2012
The Chester Clippers continued their winning ways defeating the South Shore Wild 4-1 on Saturday night in Chester, however it was only in front of 87 spectators.
"We were a little disappointed to see such a low fan turnout tonight, especially after seeing 193 fans last Saturday night", said team General Manager, Jehad Assaff. "I was hoping that we would have built on our fan attendance from last week, not see it drop by over 100 people".
The Clippers will host Shannon next Friday, Nov 16th and Barrington on Sat, Nov. 17th at the Chester Rink...please come out and support your local junior hockey team!
Goal scorers: Chester - Luc Way (2 G), Ryan Matheson and Chris Mills (1 G each). South Shore - Nick Graham (1 G)
Clippers squeeze out a 4-3 win over Shannon Huskies
November 16, 2012
The Chester Clippers (9-1) defeated the 3rd place (7-5) Shannon Huskies 4-3 on Friday evening in Chester, and continued their hunt for the 1st place spot. The Clippers still trail Barrington for first place, as they have 21 points and the Clippers have 18, with Chester having two games in hand.
Alex Armstrong, Kyle Young, Jeremy Church and Luc Way each scored a single goal for Chester. David Schmidt scored twice and Lee Gaetz had a single marker for the Huskies. Ben Bailey took the win in goal for Chester, while Eric Durand takes the loss for Shannon.
Shots on goal were: 30-28 for Chester.
THE CLIPPERS WILL HOST 1ST PLACE BARRINGTON TOMORROW NIGHT, AT THE CHESTER RINK at 7:30pm...PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE TEAM, ITS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN SURVIVE ANOTHER SEASON!
Friday's Paid Attendance: 98
Chester wins 8-0 over Barrington Ice Dogs on Saturday night
November 17, 2012
The Chester Clippers (10-1) got their revenge on the Barrington Ice Dogs (10-2-1) as they defeated the Ice Dogs 8-0 on Saturday night. Last time theses two teams met, the Ice Dogs left Chester with a 4-3 win, but the Clippers came to play this time and it paid off big time.
Kyle Young and Chris Mills led the way with 2 goals each, while Jack Strowbridge, Ryan Matheson, Luc Way and Dylan MacKinnon each scored a single goal. Ben Bailey stopped all 23 shots faced for a shutout, while Chad Harris took the loss in goal for Barrington. Shots were 50-23 for Chester.
The paid attendance was 107.
The Clippers will travel to Truro next Saturday Nov 24th to face the Fundy Phantoms (3-6).
Clippers defeat last-place Fundy 11-1
November 24, 2012
Chester (11-1) defeated the Fundy Phantoms (3-7) by a score of 11-1 on Saturday night in Brookfield and continued their chase for first overall in the Nova Scotia Jr. "C" Hockey League. The Chester Clippers still trail Barrington by 1 point with 2 games in hand.
Team captain Mathieu Bourgeois led the way, having a big 5 point night (2 goals, 3 assists), while rookie Matt Lohnes, defenseman Chris Mills, and forward Josh Thompson each scored 2 goals. Rounding out the scoring for the Clippers was Brock Hamilton, Kyle Young, and Derek Bonang each adding a single goal. David Colombe scored Fundy's only goal.
Rookie goalie Doug Barrier stopped 19 shots for the Clippers win. Brad Oosterman took the loss for the Phantoms. Total shots on goal were: Chester 61, Fundy 20.
Clippers rout Clare Lions 10-1
November 30, 2012
Ryan Horsman scored a hat-trick as the Chester Clippers defeated the Clare Lions by a score of 10-1 on Friday night at the Universite Ste. Anne in Church Point, NS. With the victory, the Clippers advance to a 12-1 regular season record.
Matt Lohnes and Josh Thompson each scored two goals, while Jeremy Church, Luc Way and Justin Bowen each scored a single goal. Jamie Rogers scored the lone goal for Clare. Ben Bailey stopped 16 shots for the win, while Ben Warren took the loss in goal for the Lions. Shots on goal were 60-17 for Chester.
The Clippers and Clare Lions play again on Saturday night at the Chester rink at 7:30pm...come out and support your Chester Clippers!
Clare forfeits tonight's game versus Chester
December 1, 2012
Due to roster issues, the Clare Lions have forfeited tonight's game versus the Chester Clippers, which was schedule for 7:30pm tonight. The game will appear as a 5-0 default win for the Clippers and will give Chester an automatic 2 points. Chester is now in first place overall with a 13-1 record.
Next home game is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, December 23rd versus the South Shore Wild. Game time still to be determined (the Dec 23rd game was originally scheduled for Fri, Jan 4th).
All-Star Forward Kyle Dilosa returns to Clippers
December 4, 2012
The Chester Clippers have re-signed all-star forward and over-ager, Kyle Dilosa, to their roster for balance of the 2012-13 season and playoffs. Dilosa, has played 45 regular season games with Chester since 2010, tallying 54 goals and 98 assists for a total of 152 points; while sitting in the penalty box for 86 minutes.
"Adding Kyle back to our roster is like adding a first overall pick to your team, he has consistently been a leader for the Clippers both on and off the ice and we are truly happy that he was in a position to return and finish his over-ager year. Kyle was one of the pillars of our championship winning season last year and we are hoping that he will be another key to achieving that success again this current season", said Clippers president and general manager, Jehad Assaff.
The Clippers are expecting Kyle Dilosa to be in the lineup when they face the recently-hot South Shore Wild this Friday Dec 7th at the Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool at 8:30pm. South Shore is coming off a strong week, as they dumped Spryfield 3-2 and Shannon 6-5, last weekend.
Chester Clippers defeat South Shore 5-1
December 7, 2012
The Chester Clippers (14-1) remain in first place overall after defeating the (7-9-1) South Shore Wild 5-1 on Friday evening at the Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool, NS.
Chris Mills helped spark the offense with 2 goals, while Kyle Dilosa scored 1 goal and had 2 assists in his first game with the Clippers since last season's Atlantic Championship game. Kyle Young and Matt Lohnes scored the other goals for Chester. Doug Barrier stopped 22 of 23 shots for the victory, while Marcus Selig took the loss for South Shore. Shots on goal were: Chester 31, South Shore 23.
Chester plays in Brookfield on Saturday night at 9pm against the last-place Fundy Phantoms, before taking their holiday break. The Clippers will return to action after the break, on Saturday, Dec 22 when they visit the (8-6) Spryfield Silver & Black Attack.
Shots Galore in Clippers' Milestone Win
December 8, 2012
The Chester Clippers recorded an astounding 98 shots on net Saturday night as they won their 100th regular season game in franchise history, by defeating last place Fundy Phantoms 10-2 on Saturday in Brookfield.
Over-ager forward Kyle Dilosa led the offense with 5 goals including the game-winner, while Jeremy Church, Ryan Matheson, Ryan Horsman, A.J. MacKinnon, and Josh Thompson each tallied a single goal to round out the scoring.
Ben Nelson and Dalton Turner scored Fundy's goals. Ben Bailey stopped 25 shots in goal for the Chester win, while Matt McMinn stopped 88 shots. Total shots on goal were 98-27 in favour of the Clippers.
The Clippers will now take a nice break and return for their final game before holidays on December 22nd at the Spryfield Lions Rink versus the Silver & Black Attack of Spryfield. The next home game will be January 5th at 7:30pm versus Amherst at the Chester Rink.
Clippers sign Matthew Fortune
December 18, 2012
The Chester Clippers are pleased to announce another addition to their 2012-13 roster, as they have signed defenseman Matthew Fortune of Cole Harbour.
Fortune, who is 20 years old, was previously a member of the 2012 NS Jr. "B" Champions, East Hants Penguins. He also played a total of 66 games in Maritime Hockey League between 2008-2011 with Pictou, Halifax, and Bridgewater. In 2009-10, he also dressed in 11 games with the Gatineau Olympiques of the QMJHL.
"We are very pleased that Matthew has agreed to join our roster. He is currently enrolled in university and works throughout the week, therefore the Jr. 'C' league fits his situation well. Due to his work and school commitments, we aren't expecting him to be a full-time player with us, but more of a substitute defenseman." said Jehad Assaff, team president and general manager.
The Clippers aren't expecting Fortune to be part of their lineup until after the holidays, however he will practice with the team and be part of the team's 23-man protected list, adding to their overall depth going into the league playoffs in February.
This player signing is a prime example of not only the Clippers' commitment to excellence on the ice, but also ensuring that our players succeed academically in their secondary & post-secondary education endeavours while still being able to play competitive junior hockey.
Clippers win 8-3 over Spryfield
December 22, 2012
The Chester Clippers capped off 2012 with an 8-3 victory over the Spryfield Silver and Black Attack (9-8) on Saturday night in Spryfield. With the win, the Clippers are now 16-1 on the season and head into the holiday break with a nice 3 point cushion over 2nd place Barrington (14-2-1).
In what was one of the most bizarrely officiated games, with a total of 96 penalty minutes called between both teams; the Clippers managed to get the win. Kyle Dilosa gave the Clippers 2 goals, while Mathieu Bourgeois, Jack Strowbridge, Matt Lohnes, Justin Bowen, Chris Mills, and Jeremy Church each notched a single goal. Scoring for Spryfield was Jeremy MacDonald with 2 goals, and Perry MacDonald with one goal.
Hats off to the Clippers' Justin Bowen who won the game Hard Hat for his outstanding play, blocking probably 10-15 hard shots throughout the game and to the Clippers' amazing penalty kill.
Ben Bailey stopped 34 shots to get the win for the Clippers, while Garrett Fancy took the loss for Spryfield. Total shots on goal were: Chester 51, Spryfield 37.
This marks the Clippers' final game of 2012, we wish everyone a safe and fun holiday season and we will see you back in the rink on Saturday, January 5th, as the Clippers host Amherst at the Chester rink at 7:30pm.
Bourgeois and Bailey named to First All-Star Team
December 30, 2012
The Nova Scotia Junior "C" Hockey League announced the 2012-2013 First and Second All-Star Teams today. Chester's captain Mathieu Bourgeois and goaltender Ben Bailey were both selected to the First All-Star team.
Bourgeois is currently 2nd in points on the Clippers and 2nd overall among defenseman in the province, with 26 points in 16 games played. Goaltender Ben Bailey leads all goaltenders in the league with a 1.55 goals-against-average, with a 9-0 record and a 94.3 save percentage.
The complete All-Star team rosters are as follows:
First All-Star Team
Andrew Barron - Amherst Colts
Tyler Quinlan - Barrington Ice Dogs
Jeremy MacDonald - Spryfield Silver & Black Attack
Logan Quinlan - Barrington Ice Dogs
Mathieu Bourgeois - Chester Clippers
1. Ben Bailey - Chester Clippers
Second All-Star Team
Brent Symonds - Barrington Ice Dogs
Justin Mabe - Spryfield Silver & Black Attack
Perry MacDonald - Spryfield Silver & Black Attack
Sheldon Soucey - Fundy Phantoms
Lee Gaetz - Shannon Huskies
1. Marcus Selig - South Shore Wild
The Clippers are very proud of both Ben Bailey and Mathieu Bourgeois and we also congratulate the other All-Star selections.
Chester begins New Year with big win
January 5, 2013
The Chester Clippers opened 2013 with a win as they defeated the Amherst Colts 9-2 on Saturday night in Chester. With the victory, the Clippers maintain their 1st overall position and extend their record to 17 wins and 1 loss.
Brothers Kyle and Luke Young each scored two goals, while Jack Strowbridge, Alex Armstrong, Jake Westhaver, Cole Mulrooney, and Spencer Adams each added a single goal to power the Clippers to a dominate win over the Colts.
Doug Barrier stopped 19 of 21 shots for the win in goal.
The Clippers will travel to Brooklyn on Sunday to face the Avon River Rats. Puck drops at 1:00pm at the Newport District Arena.
Clippers win 7-1 over Avon River Rats
January 6, 2013
The Chester Clippers defeated the Avon River Rats by a score of 7-1 on Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn, to remain in first place overall in the Nova Scotia Junior "C" Hockey League.
Chester's Alex Armstrong, Jeremy Church and Jack Strowbridge each scored 2 goals, with Kyle Dilosa picking up a single marker to lead the Clippers to their 18th win of the season.
Ben Bailey stopped 18 of 19 shots for the win in goal.
The Clippers will host the Shannon Huskies this Thursday, January 10th at the Chester Rink. Game time is still to be determined.
Clippers take out Amherst win 5-2 win
January 12, 2013
The Chester Clippers continued their winning ways as they sailed by the Amherst Colts 5-2 on Saturday evening in Chester, NS. With the win, the Clippers advance to a 19-1 record and are still first place overall in the Nova Scotia Jr. C League.
Jeremy Church and Matthew Lohnes both scored two goals, with Jack Strowbridge adding a single goal to boost the Clippers to the win.
Rookie Doug Barrier played well as he stopped 25 of 27 shots on goal for the win. Chester outshot Amherst 41-27.
The Clippers head to Bedford's BMO Centre on Sunday morning to battle the Shannon Huskies at 11:00am. Come out and support your Clippers!
Huskies take full advantage of Clippers' lack of readiness
January 13, 2013
The Chester Clippers' 15 game winning streak came to an abrupt end on Sunday afternoon, as the Shannon Huskies defeated the Clippers 3-2 in Bedford, NS.
"We just did not come ready to play, it's that simple. We entered the game taking our opponent too lightly and it backfired, the Huskies are one of the best teams in the league. The Clippers don't take losing lightly, as our record over the past 70 regular season games is 68-2, so we will most definitely be coming back in our next game with the mindset that what happened this afternoon is not Chester Clippers hockey." said Chester president and general manager, Jehad Assaff.
Jack Strowbridge and Justin Bowen scored both Clippers goals. Matt Calder had 2 goals and Jesse Gravel added another to hand Chester their 2nd loss of the regular season.
Veteran goaltender Ben Bailey stopped 19 of 22 shots and picked up his first loss of the season. Shannon's Eric Durand stopped 25 of 27 shots. Both goaltenders played very well. Chester out-shot Shannon 27-22.
Chester will play Shannon again on Thursday, January 17th at 7:45pm at the Chester Rink. Your support at the game would be very much appreciated.
Clippers edge Shannon Huskies 7-6 in overtime
January 17, 2013
The Chester Clippers defeated the Shannon Huskies with a thrilling 7-6 overtime win, as both teams played well. Shannon came out strong taking an early 2-0 lead in the first period, however the Clippers did not back down and worked their way back into the game.
The Clippers had a 5-3 lead during the second period, but the fast Shannon team didn't back down either and clawed their way back into the game. The Huskies were down 6-5 in the final seconds of the 3rd period, however were able to score their 3rd power-play goal of the game right before the buzzer to tie the game sending it to overtime. Luckily for the Clippers, Kyle Dilosa scored the game winner in overtime to put the Clippers back on the winning track.
Goal scorers for Chester was Jeremy Church with 2 goals, Jack Strowbridge, Brock Hamilton, Josh Crouse, and Ryan Horsman all each scored, with Kyle Dilosa sealing the deal in overtime. Matt Calder scored a hat-trick for Shannon, Devin Vanderkooi scored 2 times, while Brennan Hartling had a single goal for the Huskies.
Ben Bailey took the win in goal for Chester, while Tyler Boudreau registers a loss for Shannon. Chester out-shot Shannon 42-25.
The Clippers will face the Clare Lions this Saturday night at home at 7:30pm. Come out to the Chester Rink and support your team!!!
Chester wins the game, but loses at the ticket office.
January 19, 2013
The Chester Clippers continued their winning ways defeating short-benched Clare 10-1 to remain in 1st place overall in the Nova Scotia Junior "C" Hockey League, however the Clippers also continued their losing streak at the ticket office as the game only attracted about 40-50 people, most of them from Clare.
"It's really discouraging when you see the away team having more fans than you. We don't want to offend anyone, but it's really disrespectful to our staff and players who work their heart out to build this championship-winning program and then have little people come and support us. The league has grown a lot in the past year and yes there will be blowouts, that is how sports works, but overall this is great hockey and it's a shame no one is coming to watch, we need fans, it gives the game life." said Clippers president and general manager Jehad Assaff.
"We can't keep this up any longer, and until the community shows they care and want us, we won't be staying in Chester much longer."
Kyle Dilosa and Scott MacSween each scored a hat-trick to help power Chester to the victory, while Ryan Horsman chipped in with 2 goals. Alex Armstrong and Jeremy Church also each added a single goal. Overager Dylan Sauliner scored Clare's lone goal.
Doug Barrier stopped 15 of 16 shots for the win, while Clare's Ben Warren took the loss. Chester out-shot Clare 61-16.
Chester's next home game is Wednesday, January 23rd at 9:30pm (make-up game from Dec 23rd) against the South Shore Wild. We understand the game is late, however we hope you can still come out and watch!
Clippers rout South Shore 12-0
January 23, 2013
The Chester Clippers won their 3rd game in a row as they powered over the South Shore Wild by a score of 12-0 on Wednesday night in Chester. With the win, Chester advances to a 22-2 record and sits 7 points ahead of 2nd place Barrington (18-4-1) in the Nova Scotia Jr. "C" Hockey League.
Ryan Horsman led the offense with 3 goals, with Luc Way, Alex Armstrong, and Kyle Dilosa each scoring 2 goals. Josh Thompson, Nick Ferguson and Matt Lohnes each added a single goal. Rookie goaltender Doug Barrier stopped all 18 shots faced to pick up his 2nd shutout and 10th win of the season.
Marcus Selig takes the loss in goal for South Shore. Total Shots on goal were: Chester 48, South Shore 18.
The Chester Clippers will travel to Barrington this Saturday January 26th to face the 2nd place Sea Star Ice Dogs. The Clippers will be taking a bus with seats available to fans for $25 per person. The bus leaves the Chester rink at 4pm on Saturday. Please call Jehad at 279-1055 if you would like to come on the bus!
Chester Clippers clinch 3rd Straight Regular Season Title
January 26, 2013
For the 3rd consecutive season, the Chester Clippers are the 1st overall team and Regular Season Champions of the Nova Scotia Jr. "C" Hockey League. With a 5-4 road victory over 2nd place Barrington on Saturday night, the Clippers clinched the 1st place position and extended their record to 23 wins and 2 losses, with 3 games remaining in the regular season.
Team captain Mathieu Bourgeois scored the game-winning goal at 13:20 of the third period, while Jeremy Church had a big night with 3 goals and 2 assists. Matt Lohnes also had a single goal for the Clippers. Doran Arey scored twice for Barrington, with Matt Goodwin and Nathan Townsend each adding a single goal for the Ice Dogs.
Ben Bailey stopped 30 shots for his 12th win of the season. Barrington's Chad Harris stopped 38 shots and picked up the loss. Total shots on goal were: Chester 43, Barrington 34.
The Clippers finish the regular season next weekend as they play 3 games in 3 nights, starting Friday, Feb 1st in Clare at 8:30pm. Then the Clippers return home on Sat, Feb 2nd to face Spryfield at 7:30pm, and in their final game of the regular season, the Clippers travel to Amherst on Sunday Feb 3rd to face the Colts at 4pm.
Clippers double Spryfield 6-3
February 2, 2013
The Chester Clippers closed out their home regular season schedule with a big 6-3 win over the 3rd place Spryfield Silver & Black Attack on Saturday night at the Eleanor Pew Morris Arena in Chester, NS.
Jack Strowbridge scored 2 goals, for the second night in a row, to lead the offense for Chester. Alex Armstrong, Justin Bowen, Kyle Dilosa and Josh Thompson each added a single goal. Scoring for Spryfield was Justin Mabe, AJ Henneberry and Matt Gray.
Ben Bailey stopped 23 shots to record his 14th win of the regular season. Alex Mader stopped 39 shots in the loss for Spryfield. Total shots on goal were: Chester 45, Spryfield 26.
The Chester Clippers will travel to Amherst on Sunday to face the Colts in the final game of the regular season. Game time is 4:00pm at the Amherst Stadium.
Chester Clippers All-Time Top 5 Fan Favourite Players
THE CHESTER CLIPPERS RECEIVED OVER 5000 ONLINE VOTES IN THE ALL-TIME TOP 5 FAN FAVOURITE PLAYERS CONTEST AND WE ARE READY TO UNVEIL THE RESULTS!
The #1 ALL-TIME FAN FAVOURITE PLAYER IS...
#18 COREY YOUNG - Forward (3,422 total votes)
When Corey Young graduated from the Chester Clippers at the end of last season, he represented the last of the Original Clippers. Corey joined the team in it's inaugural 2008-09 season and played with the club until 2012. During his time with the Clippers, Corey transformed into the organization's most valuable assets; his true passion, commitment, dedication and heart was what made him such a special player. Corey led the Clippers as team captain in 2012 to it's first ever Provincial and Atlantic Championship in his final season. In 2012, he was also named to the league All-Star team, won team MVP, selected as the league's Top Overager, and capped off his career by winning the Atlantic Canadian Championship Game MVP award. Corey sits 3rd in all-time Clippers scoring with 161 points in 72 regular season games and now serves as an Assistant Coach with the team. Congratulations to Corey on his selection as the #1 Fan Favorite Clipper of All-Time!
The 2nd All-Time Fan Favourite Player is...
#2 - SCOTT HANCOCK - Defenseman (1,472 total votes)
Scott Hancock served as captain of the Chester Clippers from 2009 until his overage season in 2011. Scott always demonstrated the true qualities of what we look for in a player...Courage, Commitment and Character. After he graduated as a junior player, Scott stayed with the organization as an Assistant Coach and worked very hard as a staff member to help the organization achieve it's first ever championship in 2012. Scott left to his hometown of Calgary, Alberta following last season, but he will always be remembered as a great member of this organization, both on and off the ice. Congratulations to Scott on his selection as the 2nd All-Time Fan Favourite Clipper!
The 3rd All-Time Fan Favourite Player is...
#19 - MATHIEU BOURGEOIS - Defenseman (570 total votes)
Mathieu Bourgeois joined the Clippers in 2010 and has developed into one of our organization's most valuable players. Mathieu's qualities as a team leader have earned him great respect from his teammates and from our staff as he currently serves as team captain. Not only is he a true leader, but he is one of the league's premiere defenseman; in 2011-12 he won the league's Top Defenseman award and was named Top Defenseman of the 2012 Atlantic Jr. "C" Championship tournament. He currently sits 5th in all-time Clippers scoring with 107 points in 70 regular season games. Congratulations to Mathieu on his selection as the 3rd All-Time Fan Favourite Clipper!
The #4 All-Time Fan Favourite Player is...
#9 - NICK FERGUSON - Defenseman (514 total votes)
Nick Ferguson is currently in his fourth season with the Clippers. Nick, who is from Chester, played his minor hockey with the Ravens and later the South Shore Ice Sharks. He has become a very important part of our organization and serves as assistant captain. Nick has become one of our most dedicated players since joining the Clippers back in the 2009-2010 sesaon. Congratulations to Nick on his selection as the 4th All-Time Fan Favourite Clipper!
The #5 All-Time Fan Favourite Player is...
#14 - JUSTIN BOWEN - Defenseman (499 total votes)
Justin Bowen is currently in his third season with the Clippers. He has been and continues to be a big part of the Clippers organization, as he is a great leader and a proven team player. Congratulation to Justin on his selection as the 5th All-Time Fan Favourite Clipper!
STAY TUNED TO SEE WHO IS THE #1 ALL-TIME FAN FAVOURITE, WE WILL ANNOUNCE #1 ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8th!
Clippers shutout Phantoms 5-0 in Game 1
February 8, 2013
The #1 Chester Clippers defeated the #8 Fundy Phantoms 5-0 on Friday night to take a 1-0 series lead in their Nova Scotia Jr. C Hockey League Best of 5 quarterfinal. The series continues on Saturday night pending the weather conditions.
The Clippers had five different scorers in the victory as Josh Thompson, Jack Strowbridge, Alex Armstrong, Scott MacSween and Kyle Dilosa each scored to give the Clippers their 1st win of the playoffs. Ben Bailey stopped all 16 shots faced to record the win and the shutout. Matt MacMinn stopped 39 shots in the loss for Fundy.
Total shots on goal were: Chester 44, Fundy 16.
Game 2 is currently scheduled for Saturday at 7:30pm in Chester, however if the storm forces a cancellation, Game 2 will be played Sunday at 8:00pm. Game 3 is scheduled for Friday, February 18th at 7pm at the Don Henderson Sportsplex in Brookfield.
Chester downs Fundy 12-2 in Game 2
February 13, 2013
The Chester Clippers downed the Fundy Phantoms 12-2 on Wednesday night in Chester, to take a 2-0 lead in their Best of 5 NSJCHL Quarter-Final series.
Clippers veteran Alex Armstrong notched 3 goals, while Scott MacSween had 2 goals. Scoring single goals for the Clippers was Ryan Horsman, Luc Way, Kyle Dilosa, Jack Strowbridge, Mathieu Bourgeois, Josh Thompson and Jeremy Church. Ricky MacDonald and Pat Rodgers replied for the Fundy Phantoms.
Chester's Doug Barrier stopped 24 of 25 shots faced in the win, and was relieved by affiliate goalie Daniel Lohnes at 9:49 of the 3rd period who stopped 3 of 4 shots faced. Fundy's Brad Oosterum took the loss for in goal.
Total shots on goal were 56-29 for Chester.
Game 3 will take place Thursday February 14th at 9pm at the Don Henderson Sportsplex in Brookfield.
Chester sweeps Fundy in 3 straight games
February 14, 2013
The 1st place Chester Clippers will move onto the Nova Scotia Junior "C" Hockey Semi-Finals, as they defeated the 8th place Fundy Phantoms by a score of 10-1 in Game 3 in Brookfield on Thursday night, sweeping the Best of 5 series, three games to none.
21-year old Jeremy Church and 20-year old Ryan Horsman led the way offensively with 3 goals each, with rookie Scott MacSween adding 2 goals. Jack Strowbridge and Mathieu Bourgeois each scored once to cap off the series clinching victory.
Dalton Turner scored the lone goal for the Phantoms.
Ben Bailey recorded the win in goal for Chester allowing only 1 goal, while Matt MacMinn registered the loss for Fundy. Shots on goal were not recorded.
The provincial semi-finals best 4 of 7 game series is scheduled to begin next Saturday February 23rd at 7pm with Game 1 in Chester. Game 2 will also be in Chester on Sunday February 24th, game time for Sunday is still not confirmed. Chester's semi-final opponent will not be determined until Sunday or Monday.
Dilosa nets OT winner, Chester leads semi-final series 1-0
February 23, 2013
Game One of the Nova Scotia Jr. C Hockey League Semi-Final series between 1st place Chester and 4th place Shannon, played out exactly as it was promoted; a high-intensity, thrilling, physical and close game, as the Chester Clippers defeated Shannon 3-2 in overtime.
Shannon's Greg Capstick gave the Huskies an early 1-0 lead at 6:35 of the first period, however the Clippers never backed off. Chester outplayed the Huskies for much of the final 40 minutes of the game and they finally hit the back of the net to tie it 1-1 at 6:30 of the 3rd period by a goal from Ryan Horsman.
The Huskies weren't done yet though, as they quickly regained the 2-1 lead, as Evan Broussard scored with only 1:05 left in the game. However with the Clippers goalie pulled for an extra attacker, the Clippers' Justin Bowen scored to give the Clippers a 2-2 tie with only 14 seconds on the clock.
With 8:56 remaining in the 1st overtime period, Chester's Kyle Dilosa scored to give Chester the overtime winner, and the 1-0 series lead in the best of 7 provincial semi-final series.
Ben Bailey stopped 21 shots for the win, while Shannon's Eric Durand turned away 42 shots in the loss. Shots on goal were: Chester 45, Shannon 23.
GAME TWO OF THIS SERIES GOES SUNDAY AT 4:00PM AT THE CHESTER RINK...YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS EXCITING HOCKEY!
Chester defeats Shannon 7-1 in Game Two
February 24, 2013
The Chester Clippers defeated the Shannon Huskies 7-1 in Game Two and take a 2-0 series lead in their best of 7 NS Junior "C" Hockey League Semi-Final.
Chester went to work early taking a commanding 3-0 after the 1st period and never looked back, as they kept their foot on the pedal to take Game two by a score of 7-1.
Ryan Horsman scored twice, while Justin Bowen, Jeremy Church, Jack Strowbridge, Alex Armstrong, and Nick Ferguson each notched a single goal. Steve Mosher replied back with Shannon's lone goal.
Ben Bailey stopped 19 shots in the win, while Eric Durand takes the loss for the Huskies. Total shots on goal were: Chester 37, Shannon 20.
GAME THREE OF THE SERIES WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd AT 8:30pm AT SHEARWATER RINK IN DARTMOUTH...HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
GAME FOUR IS IN CHESTER ON SUNDAY, MARCH 3rd at 8:00pm! GO CLIPPERS GO!
Clippers rally to defeat Shannon 5-4 in OT and lead series 3-0
March 3, 2013
For the second time in 3 games, overtime was needed to decide the winner of the match; as Chester defeated the Shannon Huskies 5-4 in overtime to take a commanding 3-0 series lead in their best of 7 Provincial Semi-Final series.
Shannon came out strong and took a 2-1 lead over the Clippers after the through the first period, however, the Clippers did not give up and eventually drew two penalties in the 2nd period and they took full advantage, with Ryan Matheson and Kyle Dilosa scoring on both powerplays to tie the game at 3-3 after the second period. Kyle Dilosa also scored Chester's 1st period goal.
The Huskies scored at 13:50 of the third period to take a 4-3 lead, but with 8 minutes left the Clippers' Scott MacSween scored on the powerplay to tie the game up at 4-4, sending both teams to overtime.
Not only did Scott MacSween tie up the game, but he scored again on another powerplay at 9:42 of overtime to give the Clippers the win and the 3-0 series lead.
Scoring for Shannon was Matt Calder with 2 goals, and Bryan Gillis and Steve Mosher with singles.
Chester's Doug Barrier stopped 24 shots in the win, while Eric Durand made 41 saves in the loss for Shannon.
Shots on goal: Chester 45, Shannon 28.
GAME 4 OF THE SERIES TAKES PLACE BACK IN CHESTER ON SUNDAY MARCH 3rd AT 8:00pm! - SEE YOU THERE!
Goals Galore as Clippers sweep Shannon 4-0 and advance to Finals
March 3, 2013
The Chester Clippers defeated the Shannon Huskies 7-6 in Game 4 and will advance to the Nova Scotia Jr. "C" Championship Finals for the third consecutive season.
Overager Jeremy Church and rookie Scott MacSween each scored twice, while Ryan Horsman, Matt Lohnes and Luc Way each chipped in with a single goal to lead the Clippers to the series clinching win.
Scoring for Shannon was Jesse Gravel, Lee Gaetz, Brennan Hartling, Matt Calder, Greg Capstick, and Steve Mosher.
Ben Bailey stopped 26 shots in the win for Chester, while Shannon's Tyler Boudreau stopped 39 shots taking the loss.
Total shots on goal were: Chester 46, Shannon 32.
The Clippers will take next weekend off as they await the winner of the other Semi-Final series between #2 Barrington and #3 Spryfield. Barrington currently leads that series 3 games to 1.
The Provincial Series is scheduled to begin on Friday, March 15th. Stay Tuned for Full Schedule.
Chester and Barrington to meet in Nova Scotia Jr. "C" Hockey Finals
March 11, 2013
The 1st place Chester Clippers and the 2nd place Barrington Sea Star Ice Dogs will meet in the 2013 Nova Scotia Jr. "C" Hockey Championship series. The best of 7 game series will begin in Liverpool on Friday, March 15th at 8:30pm at the Queens Place Emera Centre. Game 2 will take place the following night, Saturday, March 16th at 8:30pm, also in Liverpool.
The series shifts to Barrington for Games 3 and 4 on Friday March 22nd and Saturday March 23rd. The full schedule is as follows:
Game 1: Barrington @ Chester - Friday, March 15th - 8:30pm at Queens Place Emera Centre, Liverpool
Game 2: Barrington @ Chester - Saturday, March 16th - 8:30pm at Queens Place Emera Centre, Liverpool
Game 3: Chester @ Barrington - Friday, March 22nd - 8:00pm at Barrington Municipal Arena
Game 4: Chester @ Barrington - Saturday, March 23rd - 7:00pm at Barrington Municipal Arena
Game 5*: Barrington @ Chester - Sunday, March 24th - 7:00pm at Bridgewater Memorial Arena
Game 6*: Chester @ Barrington - Friday, March 29th - 8:00pm at Barrington Municipal Arena
Game 7*: Barrington @ Chester - Saturday, March 30th - 7:00pm at Queens Place Emera Centre, Liverpool
The Clippers defeated Fundy 3 games to 0 in the quarterfinals, and then swept the Shannon Huskies 4 games straight in a tough semi-final series to reach the finals for the third consecutive season. Barrington, who have won a record 5 Provincial Junior "C" Championships, advanced to the finals by defeating Clare 3-1 in the quarterfinals, and Spryfield 4-1 in the semi-finals.
In 4 regular season match-ups this year, Chester defeated Barrington 3 times, with Barrington winning once. 3 of 4 games were only 1 goal games, so this series should be extremely intense and fun to watch.
Barrington wins Game One 4-3 in Overtime
March 15, 2013
Nathan Townsend scored the overtime winner for the Barrington Ice Dogs to hand them a 1-0 series lead over the Chester Clippers, in the best of seven Nova Scotia Junior C Championship Series, at Queens Place Emera Centra in Liverpool, NS on Friday night.
Tyler Quinlan, Matt Goodwin and Chad Newell each scored once in Barrington's win. Luc Way, Scott MacSween and Ryan Horsman replied with a single goal each for Chester.
Chad Harris stopped 17 shots for the win, while Ben Bailey made 21 saves in the loss for Chester. Barrington outshot Chester 25-20.
Game Two of the Series takes place tomorrow, Saturday March 16th, at 8:30pm at the Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool.
Clippers win Game Two 5-4 in Double Overtime
March 16, 2013
For a second night in a row, the Clippers and Ice Dogs needed additional time to finish the game, this time with Chester winning 5-4 in double overtime, off captain Mathieu Bourgeois's winning goal, to tie the NS Provincial Jr. "C" Championship Series at 1-1.
Kyle Dilosa had a big night as well, as he scored 3 goals to help the Clippers get the win. Josh Crouse also added a single goal.
Jevon Link, Brent Symonds, Matt Goodwin and Tyler Quinlan each scored a single goal for Barrington.
Ben Bailey played very strong in goal for Chester, especially in the overtime periods, stopping 39 shots in the win. Barrington's Chad Harris stopped 40 shots, taking the loss. Total shots on goal were: Chester 45, Barrington 43.
Game 3 will be played in Barrington on Friday March 22nd at 8:00pm, with Game 4 being held on Saturday March 23rd at 7:30pm also in Barrington. The 5th game of the series will be held Sunday, March 24th at 7pm in Bridgewater.
Clippers thump Barrington 9-1 in Game Three
March 22, 2013
Ben Bailey stopped 40 shots as the Chester Clippers defeated the Barrington Ice Dogs 9-1 in Game Three of the Nova Scotia Junior "C" Championship Series, in Barrington on Friday evening. Chester now leads the best-of-seven game series 2-1.
Ryan Horsman scored a hat-trick, and Scott MacSween added 2 goals to lead the offense for Chester, while Alex Armstrong, Kyle Dilosa, Ryan Matheson, and Jack Strowbridge each notched a single goal.
Jevon Link scored Barrington's lone goal.
Ben Bailey got the win in goal for Chester, while Chad Harris took the loss for Barrington. Total shots on goal were: Chester 44, Barrington 41.
Game Four of the series takes place Saturday March 23rd at 7:30pm in Barrington. The series then shifts to the Bridgewater Memorial Arena for Game Five on Sunday March 24th at 7:00pm.
Chester takes a commanding 3-1 series lead
March 23, 2013
With a 5-1 victory over the Barrington Ice Dogs on Saturday evening in Barrington, the Chester Clippers have a stranglehold in the best-of-seven Nova Scotia Jr. "C" Championship Series, holding a 3-1 lead.
Jeremy Church scored twice, with Luc Way, Josh Thompson and Mathieu Bourgeois each adding single goals.
Doran Arey scored for Barrington.
Ben Bailey stopped 35 shots for the Clippers win, while Chad Harris takes the loss in goal for Barrington. Final shots on goal were: Chester 58, Barrington 36.
Game Five will take place in Bridgewater on Sunday March 24th at 7:00pm.
Chester Clippers capture Back to Back Provincial Championships
March 24, 2013
Alex Armstrong scored 38 seconds into double overtime in Game Five to give the Chester Clippers a 9-8 win over the Barrington Ice Dogs and capture the Nova Scotia Junior "C" Provincial Championship for the second year in a row, on Sunday evening in Bridgewater. The Clippers finish their Provincial play with a 41-4 record (pre-season, regular season and playoffs included).
Chester's Kyle Dilosa received the Playoff MVP Award, voted on by the league teams throughout the playoffs. Dilosa recorded 29 points in 12 playoff games, including 4 points in Game Five on Sunday.
The Clippers will move on to represent Nova Scotia at the Atlantic Canada Jr. "C" Championships in Hampton, New Brunswick; April 4th to April 7th, 2013.
You can catch free live streaming coverage of the Atlantics online courtesy of BellAliant. Visit live.streamit.ca/?player=88 to follow the Clippers, as they look to defend their Atlantic Canadian title.
ROUND THREE - Nova Scotia Championship - 1. Chester Clippers vs. 2. Barrington Ice Dogs
(Best 4 of 7 Series)
Game 1: Barrington 4 at Chester 3 (OT) - Barrington leads series 1-0
Game 2: Barrington 4 at Chester 5 (OT2) - Series tied 1-1
Game 3: Chester 9 at Barrington 1 - Chester leads series 2-1
Game 4: Chester 5 at Barrington 1 - Chester leads series 3-1
Game 5: Barrington 8 at Chester 9 (OT2) - Chester wins series 4-1
ROUND TWO - Semi- Finals - 1. Chester Clippers vs. 4. Shannon Huskies
(Best 4 of 7 Series)
Game 1: Shannon 2 at Chester 3 (OT) - Chester leads series 1-0
Game 2: Shannon 1 at Chester 7 - Chester lead series 2-0
Game 3: Chester 5 at Shannon 4 (OT) - Chester leads series 3-0
Game 4: Shannon 6 at Chester 7 - Chester wins series 4-0
ROUND ONE - Quarter-Finals - 1. Chester Clippers vs. 8. Fundy Phantoms
(Best 3 of 5 Series)
Game 1: Fundy 0 at Chester 5 - Chester leads series 1-0
Game 2: Fundy 2 at Chester 12 - Chester leads series 2-0
Game 3: Chester 10 at Fundy 1 - Chester wins series 3-0
Chester Clippers set to defend Atlantic Jr. "C" title
April 1, 2013
The Chester Clippers will travel to Hampton, New Brunswick on Thursday, April 4th to begin their defence of the Atlantic Canadian Jr. "C" Hockey Championship.
The Clippers earned the right to represent Nova Scotia and defend their Atlantic title, after defeating Barrington in a thrilling 9-8 double overtime victory in Game 5 of the Provincial Championship series, last Sunday, clinching the series 4 games to 1.
Chester begins their quest for a second straight championship, when they battle the Western Valley Panthers of New Brunswick, on Thursday, April 4th at 3:30pm. The Clippers will then play last year's Atlantic runner-up, Kivilliq Canucks of Nunavut at 8:30pm.
On Friday, April 5th, Chester will face the PEI champions Tignish Aces at 3:00pm, and then the New Brunswick champions and tournament hosts, Hampton Hurricanes, at 8:00pm.
The two semi-final games will be played on Saturday, April 6th at 4:00pm and 7:00pm, with the Championship Game being held on Sunday, April 7th at 2:00pm.
For the first time in the tournament's history, video from all games will be streaming live courtesy of Bell-Aliant. Visit www.maritimehockeynorth.com and click the BellAliant logo to watch.
Rough Start for Clippers in Day 1 of Atlantics
April 4, 2013
The Chester Clippers had a rocky beginning in their first day of the Atlantic Canadian Championships, losing their first two games of the tournament.
In game one, the Clippers lost to the Western Valley Panthers of New Brunswick by a score of 3-2. Alex Armstrong and Kyle Dilosa were the goal scorers for Chester. Ben Bailey took the loss in goal for Chester.
Chester came out strong in Game 2 versus Kivilliq of Nunavut, with Kyle Dilosa scoring 3 goals in the 1st period. However that 3-0 lead evaporated quickly as Kivilliq scored 4 times in the 2nd period to grab a 4-3 lead going into the 3rd period. Kivilliq scored another 4 in the third period, handing the Clippers an 8-4 loss.
The Clippers will play Tignish (PEI) at 3:00pm on Friday in what will most likely be a must-win game for Chester. The Clippers then face the host Hampton Hurricanes at 8:00pm.
Clippers get 2 big wins on Day Two of Atlantics, advance to Semi-Final
April 5, 2013
The Clippers turned the ship around with two great wins on Friday at Day 2 of the Atlantic Canadian Championships in Hampton, New Brunswick.
Chester skated over Tignish (PEI) with a 9-2 win in the first game of Day 2. Ryan Horsman notched a hat-trick, with Connor Nauss and Scott MacSween each scoring twice to help led the offense. Kyle Dilosa and Alex Armstrong each had a single goal to round out the scoring for Chester. Ben Bailey recorded the win in goal.
In Chester's final round-robin game, they faced the host team and NB Champions, Hampton Hurricanes and played a solid game, coming away with a 3-1 victory. Alex Armstrong, Jack Strowbridge and Connor Nauss each scored in the win for the Clippers. Ben Bailey picked up the win in goal for Chester.
Chester finishes the round-robin with a 2-2 record and in 4th place out of 5 teams. They will face the 1st place Hampton Hurricanes (3-1) again on Saturday at 7:00pm in the Semi-Final game.
Chester suffered a heart-breaking end to their great season as they lost 5-4 in double overtime of the semi-final game at the Atlantic Canadian Jr. C Championships.
The Clippers would like to thank their players, coaches, volunteers, fans and corporate sponsors for their effort and support.
We would also like to thank our overage players Ben Bailey, Kyle Dilosa, Jeremy Church and Justin Bowen for their outstanding contribution to the Chester Clippers organization over the past several years.
Chester Clippers announce 2013 team awards
April 13, 2013
(Picture: Justin Bowen, Ben Bailey and Jeremy Church pose with lucky little fan Koddy).
The Chester Clippers held their 5th annual awards banquet on Saturday night at the Atlantica Oak Island Hotel in Western Shore, to honour their players and volunteers on another successful year of hockey.
20-year old defenseman Brock Hamilton was presented with the first award of the night, taking home the Best Sportsmanship award. Brock is a very well liked teammate and someone who always brought a positive attitude into the dressing room, he will be a core veteran member of the team next season.
Jeremy Church, of Lunenburg, took home the two statistical awards for most goals and points. Church scored 20 goals and 63 points in 26 regular season games.
Goaltender Doug Barrier, from Bridgewater, won the team's Rookie of the Year award. Barrier had a solid first year of junior hockey and will be a big part of the team going forward.
Defenseman Nick Ferguson was selected by the coaching staff as this year's Unsung Hero award winner. Ferguson also took home the Fans Choice Award.
New Germany's Matt Lohnes was presented with the Most Improved Player award. Lohnes is the type of player who every team loves to have, he battles hard every shift and brings a great attitude. He began playing with the Clippers late last season as a midget affiliate and has grown immensely since then.
The Best Defensive Forward award was presented to veteran player Alex Armstrong. Armstrong was one of our best forwards both in the offensive and defensive zones, becoming a strong leader for the Clippers.
Kyle Dilosa was presented with the George MacDonald Award for Most Outstanding Athletic Performer. Dilosa was a top offensive producer for the Clippers this year, posting 36 points in 13 regular season games and 28 points in 17 playoff games.
Dilosa also split the Top Overager award with goaltender Ben Bailey of Lunenburg. Both Bailey and Dilosa earned this award by showing true leadership and commitment to the team. They have both been major contributors to the organization's success over the past 4 seasons.
Captain Mathieu Bourgeois was named the team's top defenseman. Bourgeois, who is in his third season with Chester, also was named the league's top defenseman earlier this year. He will be returning to lead the Clippers again next year as captain.
Bourgeois and Ben Bailey were both named as the team's Most Valuable Players. As veteran leaders, both these players earned the respect of their teammates and team staff. They have both represented the Clippers with honour and always put the team first before themselves; their commitment to the team this season is why they are truly our most valuable players.
The team also honoured long-time medical trainer Barry Studley with the Michael "Beaker" Broome Award for Volunteer of the Year.
Every year the Clippers present their overage players with their jersey and this season was no different. Graduating players Ben Bailey, Kyle Dilosa, Jeremy Church and Justin Bowen were each presented with their jerseys for their service to the organization. These four young men will be a great loss to the Clippers, as they have not only been top producers on the ice, but the leadership and dedication that they have provided to the team will be sorely missed. The Clippers thank them for their amazing contribution and wish them all the best in their future endeavours.
2012 & 2013 Nova Scotia Champions and 2012 Atlantic Canadian Champions